In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> (at Sun, 21 Aug 2005 16:17:52 -0700 (PDT)), 
Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> says:

> getopt() is too limited, and getopt_long() is very glibc-specific and thus
> inherently evil. And the complexity of doing autoconf or similar is worse
> than just doing it by hand.

(I'm not against having our own getopt_long()
or alike, but anyway...)

Well, not really "glibc-specific" now.

NetBSD (>=1.5) has thir own implementation of getopt_long()
(w/ 4-clause BSD licence, which is not compatible w/ GPL2).
OpenBSD (>=3.3), FreeBSD (>=5.0), too.
Solaris (>=9?) seems to have one, too.


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