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Re: cmdline.ss library in PLT

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At Wed, 25 Sep 2002 11:15:47 -0400 (EDT), Anthony Carrico wrote:
> Given this existing idiom, is it worth upsetting the status quo with a new
> feature? Would it confuse application users, who probably expect the old
> idiom?

Yes, all good points. the cmdline.ss library avoids this problem by
requiring spaces:


is the same as

  -x -a -l -l

not the same as

  -x all

regardless of the comandline specification.

Also, it doesn't use the 


it still uses spaces, ie:

  --long-name x

so that would be further incompatability.