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Re: supporting multi argument commandline arguments

At Thu, 26 Sep 2002 09:55:34 -0400 (EDT), Anthony Carrico wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Michael Sperber [Mr.  Preprocessor] wrote:
> > What precisely is the problem with doing the splitting
> > post-arg-processing, i.e. doing the equivalent of
> >
> > --long-name="first-arg second-arg"
> >
> > from the shell?  That's how autoconf/configure operates, for instance.
> Yes, in case anyone missed my list of questions/comments about multi
> argument options in the "cmdline.ss library in PLT" thread, I suggested
> this idiom there too.

Right -- I did see that there, and I posted on an internal PLT mailing
list where I met with opposition to requiring the extra quotes:

  -L"first-arg second-arg"
  --long-name="first-arg second-arg"

Oh well.