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Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:32:44 +0200
From: Daniel Cegiełka <>
Subject: Re: better compatibility with bsd getopt()

2012/9/30 Rich Felker <>:

>> OpenBSD solves gnu reset option in this way:
>>       /*
>>        * XXX Some GNU programs (like cvs) set optind to 0 instead of
>>        * XXX using optreset.  Work around this braindamage.
>>        */
>>       if (optind == 0)
>>               optind = optreset = 1;
> Except the BSD way is the braindamaged one because it violates the
> namespace. The GNU way simply defines something that was previously
> undefined by the standard without affecting the namespace.
> If needed, I think it's possible to support both, with some weak
> symbol hacks...

sample solution for gnu/bsd getopt() - of course this patch needs this
weak symbol hacks...


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