Proposal: fix for getOpt (missing feature)

Thomas Schilling nominolo at
Mon Jun 25 19:30:09 EDT 2007

On 25 jun 2007, at 22.23, Malcolm Wallace wrote:

> Proposal: to fix a missing feature in the Haskell implementation of  
> getOpt.  Currently, long option names _must_ have two dashes (e.g.  
> --foo),
> whereas this patch permits a single dash (e.g. -foo) where there is no
> short option name to be confused with it (e.g. -f).

Are, you sure this is a good idea?  What if options are passed  
through, or the -f option is later added?  Then users have to change  
there scripts, maxefiles, etc. that use these options.  I don't think  
this scales well.


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