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Subject: Re: [boost] program_options: Support for open-end options
From: Joshua Boyce (raptorfactor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-27 08:43:52

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 4:56 AM, ST <smntov_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Hi,
> It would be great to implement support for open-end options, something
> like that:
> item_1 = 23
> item_2 = 45
> ...
> item_N = 465
> The idea is to to be able to provide following input:
> configOptions.add_options()
> ("item_", value<int>(), "items");
> now if add_options() sees a key that ends with a "_" it accepts all
> options with keys that start with item_, no matter what comes after it,
> and treat all of them as int . Nesting should also be possible - like
> this: "item_.subitem_.subsubitem_" (item_3.subitem_FOO.subsubitem_34
> should be a valid option key).
> I can try to implement it, however only if it will have a chance to be
> merged into the boost library. Whom should I contact regarding this?
> Thank you,
> Simone
I have a definite use case for the type of open-ended options you're
proposing here.

It seems you want to get into contact with Vladimir Prus. He's an active
member of the mailing list, so you should have no issues getting a

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