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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-05-07 01:56:25

Neal D. Becker wrote:
> It's a small point, but here's my opinion. šYou say something like: "If
> option requires a value and šfollowing -<number> doesn't match an option,
> then parse it as an argument".
> I would suggest "If option requires a value then parse *any* following
> string, including -<number> as a value, unconditionally".

So the different would be that

    -a -b

where both "a" and "b" are allowed option and "-a" requires a value,
will be reported as invalid value of option "-a" not as missing value on the
command line? Why do you think that's better?

- Volodya

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