[Pkg-shadow-devel] [PATCH] send --help output to stdout

Alexander Gattin xrgtn at yandex.ru
Sat Sep 5 09:47:35 UTC 2009

Hello, guys

On 5 вер. 2009, at 02:34, Nicolas François <nicolas.francois at centraliens 
.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 04:08:02AM -0400, vapier at gentoo.org wrote:
>> i thought about creating a common usage() function that'd take the  
>> array of
>> long options and an array of descriptions and output that so things  
>> would be
>> standardized across the utils ... but the layout of the usage  
>> output isnt
>> standardized perfectly, so i didnt want to radically change  
>> things.  but
>> perhaps that is a better route ...
> This still have to be done.
> It's currently only in the TODO file.

It's the same as what the python's optparse does in its --help usage  
generator. Probably you should look at optparse closer if you want to  
reimplement part of its functionality. Also, there may be readymade C  
implementations of it on the net.

WBR, xrgtn

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