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Subject: Re: [boost] [program options] why is ->multitoken() not default for vector arguments?
From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-06-09 02:16:26

Vladimir Prus skrev:
> Thorsten Ottosen wrote:

>>>> This seems wierd. Why would I want a vector of values, yet only parse
>>>> one of the trailing argument?
>>> multitoken options are evil, because of parsing ambiguities. The motivating
>>> examples for vector<string> option is the -I option of a compiler -- where
>>> each instance of -I takes a single path -- and which seem to work just fine.
>> I fail to see this evilness. Something like
>> foo.exe --new_edge 1 --new_edge 2
>> is hardly readable. How can there be difficulties in parsing everything
>> until the next --arg is reached?
> Given
> --new_edge 1 -2
> Is -2 a short option, or part of --new_edge?

I specified vector<unsigned>, so it can't be a value in the list.


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