[Mono-bugs] [Bug 36410][Wis] New - mcs should accept options intermixed with source files

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Changed by jonpryor@vt.edu.


--- shadow/36410	Tue Jan  7 18:05:58 2003
+++ shadow/36410.tmp.17699	Tue Jan  7 18:05:58 2003
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+Bug#: 36410
+Product: Mono/MCS
+Version: unspecified
+OS: other
+OS Details: 
+Status: NEW   
+Priority: Wishlist
+Component: Misc
+AssignedTo: mono-bugs@ximian.com                            
+ReportedBy: jonpryor@vt.edu               
+QAContact: mono-bugs@ximian.com
+TargetMilestone: ---
+Summary: mcs should accept options intermixed with source files
+Please fill in this template when reporting a bug, unless you know what you
+are doing.
+Description of Problem:
+This is a wishlist item, though csc.exe also behaves the way I describe here.
+I want to be able to have mcs program arguments intermixed with the listing
+of source files, not require that they be first.
+For example, with ``mcs -v myfile.cs'' I get verbose parsing, but with
+``mcs myfile.cs -v'' (notice that `-v' was moved after the file name) I
+don't get verbose output.
+I know that this also affects the `-d' (--define) option, but not other
+options (such as -r, -L, etc.).  Looking at the mcs source, I'm not sure
+why this is the case; otherwise, I'd fix it myself.
+I ran into this because I want to have two makefile targets, the contents
+of which are nearly identical, e.g.
+        console:
+            $(CSC) $(COMMON_OPTIONS) $(FILES)
+        gui:
+Ideally, I'd have this:
+        console:
+            $(CSC_INVOKE)
+        gui:
+            $(CSC_INVOKE) $(GUI_OPTIONS)
+This simplifies maintenance.  However, this doesn't work if $(GUI_OPTIONS)
+contains defines (-d), as mcs ignores them.  This prevents the second
+makefile from working as expected.