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Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:35:46 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: More GNU semantics for getopt_long?

On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 07:48:30PM +0200, Felix Janda wrote:
> > > It seems difficult to upstream any of these. The config test
> > > seems like a test specific to exclude musl and the second is
> > > likely to break in the future and who knows what scripts might
> > > depend on the argument reordering of widl.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > No abbreviations:
> > 
> > Oh, there was a patch submitted for this one, and I thought I
> > remembered applying it, but perhaps not. I'll go back and look. There
> > might have still been some open issues with it to be resolved before
> > applying.
> > 
> > > I noticed that there is a patch from Michael Forney on the mailing
> > > list implementing the abbreviated options but there were not any
> > > comments on it.
> > 
> > Yes that's it.
> Thanks for revisiting the patch.

Have you tried it and confirmed that it solves your problem and
doesn't introduce any bugs that you immediately notice? I'd like to
include it in the upcoming release but I don't want to introduce a
stupid regression from lack of testing...


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