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From: Gary Powell (Gary.Powell_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-02 11:14:21

>> Also, I believe that there is some relevant
> prior art on the topic<<
I know that there is for "C", I have a copy of an article printed in Unix
Review which discussed a very nice command line parser. I ported it to C++
for a prior company. (Not a modern implementation)

The key features I liked about this particular implementation was that in
order to specify a flag, you also had to specify the command line help
message as well. It made it almost self documenting. Also it was easy to add
new data types with user supplied validation routines.

Now I don't have any applications which use such a beast but I have found
them handy in the past and I agree, a boost implementation would be nice.



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