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Re: Parsing options in the form "-C8"

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Parsing options in the form "-C8"
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 15:44:52 -0500
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On 11/16/21 3:03 PM, irenezerafa wrote:

>> OK, this is a good example. I'm going to take one shot here at an
>> explanation of why you don't get the help you feel you should. Then I'm
>> out.
>> First, adding requirements as people give you solutions, thereby changing
>> the problem space, doesn't encourage people to help you. Why should they
>> solve the problem as you've described it, only to have you move the
>> goalposts? Fully describe the problem and all of its requirements, up
>> front.
> Have not move the goalpost, the question is still about parsing "-C8"
> and store the value.  Was answering your question why I am not going with
> the getopts or getopt route.

The point is that you did not fully enumerate the requirements up front.

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                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU

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