[tex-live] Overlength line in TLMGR -- help

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Sep 6 17:03:28 CEST 2008

Zdenek Wagner writes:

 > Yes, Getopt::Long accepts unambiguous abbreviation. If your
 > abbreviation is ambiguous, it will display an error message showing
 > all possibilities. You will thus know how many characters are
 > mandatory.

Hi Zdenek,
the auto-abbrev stuff had been disabled deliberately.  Suppose there
is an option --version and people invoke this program from their
scripts but abbreviate this option as --v.

In a later version of this program an option --verbose will be added.
Then all the scripts using --v will not work anymore.

It's also annoying if every program processes its options differently.


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