[fpc-pascal] I'm working on automated Help Output for console apps

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Nov 20 08:37:31 CET 2020

On Fri, 20 Nov 2020, Sven Barth via fpc-pascal wrote:

> Graeme Geldenhuys via fpc-pascal <fpc-pascal at lists.freepascal.org> schrieb
> am Fr., 20. Nov. 2020, 01:33:
>> For those console programmers out there... Is there anything in console
>> help
>> output that you like or wish you had. That way I could possibly add it and
>> make this even more useful to a wider audience.
> Two things come to mind.
> The first I don't know whether you have that on your list already: the
> ability to change the prefixes ('-', '--') and the long argument separator
> ('='). Of course not specific to a single argument, but for all.
> The second part is less output specific, but more DRY: a way to convert the
> option list to TConsoleApplication's argument handling so that one doesn't
> have to declare that twice.

Basically that should be a string for the short options
and an array of strings

where : means value required and :: means optional value.


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