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Which option parser? (was Re: cmd line stuff)

From: Matthew Braithwaite <matt_at_braithwaite.net>
Date: 2000-10-19 00:49:38 CEST

On Wed, 18 Oct 2000 16:17:57 -0400, Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> said:
>
> Of course, this point is moot if we use autoopt. I'm not
> quite sure where that decision lies; Bruce Korb and company
> seem very gung-ho about it, but several of the people who have
> previously done work on Subversion expressed reservations
> about bringing in a separate external tool for such a small
> problem.

I think those reservations are well-founded. I have walked away from
software many a time because it required me to download and install
six separate libraries. Since Subversion is not a vanity project but
something that we hope people will actually use, it's important to
keep the amount of energy required to try it out as low as humanly
possible.

Now, Bruce says that Autoopt can easily be bundled into other
software. If there is no impediment to putting it in the SVN
distribution, as opposed to requiring it as an external library, I
have no worries about using it.
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