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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. Robby