[fpc-pascal] CLI argument parsers

Yann Mérignac yann.merignac at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 10:49:24 CET 2019

You can also try this: http://yann.merignac.free.fr/unit-cmdline.html

It's a command line parser I wrote when I needed it a few years ago.

I was inspired by these 2 articles:
  - https://www.adacore.com/gems/gem-138-gnatcoll.command-line
  - https://www.adacore.com/gems/gem-139-master-the-command-line-part-2

Le lun. 14 janv. 2019 à 09:41, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>
a écrit :

> On Mon, 14 Jan 2019, Martok wrote:
> > I was 100% expecting that sort of answer.
> My invitation to suggest improvements, you mean ?
> I meant it: you're welcome to suggest improvements.
> If you implement something like argpars and it can be used as backend for
> TCustomApplication, I'm willing to rework TCustomApplication to use it.
> This way we keep backwards compatibility and offer the possibility to
> extend
> it.
> I'm not blind to the shortcomings of TCustomApplication argument parsing.
> It fully handles the unix '-a' '--aaa' scheme of doing things, but
> currently
> does not handle options in command form
> prog --globalopts command [--commandopts] args
> So, if you can offer something to keep current functionality and allow this
> as well: be my guest...
> But e.g. the geptops way, which basically forces you to use a while loop is
> really not acceptable, which is why the TCustomApplication interface is
> what
> it is today.
> Michael.
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