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Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:00:13 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: better compatibility with bsd getopt()

On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 11:02:26PM +0200, John Spencer wrote:
> On 09/30/2012 10:30 PM, Daniel Cegiełka wrote:
> >
> >
> >regards,
> >Daniel
> an application that relies on non-posix getopt behaviour should come
> with a configure check and use an alternate impl if the getopt
> detected is not compatible.
> almost any program does so already, but for those that don't (like
> iptables) you can use (tarball
> available on sabotage mirror, or in downloads section of the page).
> this bundles the netbsd getopt into a standalone library that can
> easily be linked to programs.

If the only need is option resetting, I think we can handle that
without any cost, and avoid linking in duplicate code to meet
applications' needs.


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