[visit-developers] build_visit long options?

Brad Whitlock whitlock2 at llnl.gov
Fri Oct 3 13:37:54 EDT 2008


I'd actually prefer it if we had longer options like -hdf5, -gdal, 
-silo and so on. That's my 2 cents.

Brad


>Does anyone have qualms about switching to long options for
>build_visit?
>
>I need to add 2+ new arguments to build_visit, and we've got one
>character left for options.  We've still got plenty of arguments if
>I jump into numbers or switching the case of some arguments, but
>the `natural' characters for these arguments are already taken in
>both cases.  I noticed a few of the existing arguments already use
>nonsensical characters, probably due to this same issue.
>
>
>Assuming you agree -- I'll need to find a portable way to do that.
>If you're on a non-GNU system, could you let me know if your
>/usr/bin/getopt supports long options?  Thanks,
>
>-tom


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