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Subject: Re: [boost] program_options: Support for open-end options
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-28 15:50:31

On 27.12.2012 17:43, Joshua Boyce wrote:
> 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
> response.


just a couple of points:

- It is generally advisable to CC me personally. I do check this list, but not as often as before
- I'll be on public holiday starting really soon and returning on Jan 9, so expect some delay :-(


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