Date representation as YY/DDD or YYYY/DDD

Thomas Dickey dickey at
Fri Jun 5 20:31:39 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jun 05, 2009 at 09:23:06PM +0100, Chris Rees wrote:
> Seriously, why are long options encouraged?

Some programs simply have a lot of options, and after a dozen or
so, a single letter loses its mnemonic value.

X applications have been using long options for 20 years - long enough
to get used to the notion.

Thomas E. Dickey

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