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April 8, 2003 00:13
Re: [PATCH 5.8.1 @19053] Getopt::Std
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[Quoting Ilya Zakharevich, on April 7 2003, 17:07, in "Re: [PATCH 5.8.1 @19"]
> Here is the updated version of the patch.

Getting better. I think $STANDARD_HELP_VERSION is a good compromise
between compatibility, safety and functionality.

OUTPUT_HELP_VERSION is a nice idea, but I think it is unnecessary and
can be eliminated. Output goes to either STDERR (for 'unaware'
scripts) or STDOUT (for 'aware' scripts with $STANDARD_HELP_VERSION
set). But a script with $OUTPUT_HELP_VERSION is also 'aware', and
therefore capable of other techniques to get the output elsewhere.

-- Johan

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