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Unix command options Per Bothner (09 Mar 2001 01:44 UTC)
Re: Unix command options sperber@xxxxxx (09 Mar 2001 12:36 UTC)

Re: Unix command options sperber@xxxxxx 09 Mar 2001 12:36 UTC

>>>>> "Per" == Per Bothner <> writes:

Per> Srfi-22 specifies -r5rs, -srfi0, -srfi7, and -call command-line
Per> options.  I can't cite Posix specifically, but my understanding
Per> is that only single-letter options should start with '-'.
Per> The GNU standard is to use '--' to start "long" option names.
Per> I think this is a good, consistent standard, which many people
Per> have been exposed to (e.g. via Linux).  So I suggest using
Per> the options --r5rs --srfi0 --srfi7 and --call instead.
Per> This is less likely to conflict with random single-letter
Per> options.

Fair enough, even though many Unix programs accept multiletter options
with only a single dash.  I'll put it in the queue for the first

Cheers =8-} Mike
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