Re: cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/add main.c pkg_add.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/create main.c pkg_create.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/delete main.c pkg_delete.1 src/usr.sbin/pkg_install/info main.c pkg_info.1 ...
On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 12:58 -0700, Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> I am curious what is our policy on using long options in the base system
> (if any)? I believe that pkg_install is the first non-contributed base
> system utility to actually widely use it. For some reason I've got
> impression that use of getopt_long is considered "the Linux/GNU way",
> this API provided for compatibility purposes and its use in base system
> is discouraged. Quick grep through /use/src seemingly supports that.
> Can someone confirm/reject?
> Florent Thoumie wrote:
> > flz 2008-05-30 14:26:09 UTC
> > FreeBSD src repository
> > Modified files:
> > usr.sbin/pkg_install/add main.c pkg_add.1
> > usr.sbin/pkg_install/create main.c pkg_create.1
> > usr.sbin/pkg_install/delete main.c pkg_delete.1
> > usr.sbin/pkg_install/info main.c pkg_info.1
> > usr.sbin/pkg_install/lib lib.h
> > usr.sbin/pkg_install/updating main.c pkg_updating.1
> > usr.sbin/pkg_install/version main.c pkg_version.1
> > Log:
> > - Add long options to pkg_install.
> > - Remove check for '-?' as it's not listed in authorized options.
> > - Bump PKG_INSTALL_VERSION to 20080530.
I am not sure about policy, however I do appreciate the long options
sometimes. Primarily, I think they are useful (in a self-documenting
way) for use in shell scripts. I tend to prefer the single-char options
when I am doing the administration myself.
Received on Fri May 30 2008 - 20:43:46 UTC