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 ...

From: Coleman Kane <cokane_at_FreeBSD.org>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 16:27:32 -0400
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.
> 
> -Maxim
> 

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.

-- 
Coleman Kane

Received on Fri May 30 2008 - 20:43:46 UTC