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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-23 10:32:18

Schoenborn, Oliver wrote:
> > I'm not clear on the need to distinguish between long and short
> > option names. What I would have is a 'minimum abbreviation length'
> > setting, whereby you must have at least x unambiguous letters of the
> > option name for it to be recognised.
> Sorry if this has already been explicitly ruled out, but is there a reason
> for not distinguishing between long and short arguments by using - for
> short and -- for long?

I find it the best syntax. In fact, this is what you get with the predefined
"unix" style. However, people was asking for long options names with a single

- Volodya

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