[Call for testers] "BSD ar"

Kai Wang kaiwang27 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 13:04:56 PST 2008

On Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 10:13:44AM -0800, Steve Kargl wrote:
> I thought/knew there would be a delay between my post and
> your response, so I just tried building your ar outside
> of src/.  It now resides in ${HOME}/bin.
> One thing I noticed is that it appears to have no support
> for the GNU long option names.  At least, "ar --help" told
> me that it was an illegal option.  Do you plan to add long
> option support?  I suspect that this will be needed by the
> ports collection, and probably anything that uses libtool.


Thank you for pointing out this. I just appended "add long option
support" to my TODO list. We need this also because our goal is to
maximize the compatibiliy with GNU ar.


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