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Subject: Error in Getopt::Easy example (Documentation)
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The documentation for Getopt::Easy starts with the following example: get_options "v-verbose f-fname= D-debug=uSX", "usage => "usage: prog [-v] [-f fname] [-D [uSX]] [-H]", "H"; It contains a syntaxical error with three double quotes on line two and is also confusing as it suggests that the object accepts a hash instead of strings. The documentation reads correctly, so it is only the example that contains this bug. Additionally there seems to be some confusion as to the required order of invoking arguments. I must admit that I have performed no tests to determine what is and what is not valid, but merely picked up on what appears to me as a contradiction between the documentation and the example; These invocations are equivalent: % prog -v -f infile % prog -f infile -v # different order % prog -v -finfile % prog -vf infile % prog -vfinfile This shows that the space between -f and infile is optional and that you can bundle -f with -v but -f must be the last option in the bundle. As you can see in the second line the f option is the first option given on the command line. Regards, Eldar Marcussen


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