[Mono-devel-list] Basic compiler and command line options.

Rafael Teixeira monoman at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 15:47:34 EDT 2004

Hi Miguel,

Mono.GetOptions, currently accepts all 3 forms for a the long form of an option:


are all accepted.

Also the option value can be separated with a colon or an space so that 

-resource FILE

are equivalent

As for advertising in the usage/help text, I was thinking most linux
developers would like the familiarity of GNU -- usage, but it just a
matter of tweaking small bits to choose a third display mode (In
Windows Mono.GetOptions shows /nowarn and in Linux it shows --nowarn).

Well, I'm commiting changes to Mono.GetOptions, that will advertise
options with a single-dash unless you mark your Options-derived
subclass ParsingMode member with and additional flag:
OptionsParsingMode.GNU_DoubleDash, just 'or' it with the original

Hope it helps, 

On Sun, 08 Aug 2004 09:07:09 -0400, Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>    Today mbas uses Mono.GetOptions to parse its options, but I would not
> like to advertise the use of --options in general, since those will not
> work across if you try to use them on the Microsoft compiler.
>    I would like to encourage the usage to be compatible, so something
> like this:
>         -nowarn
>         -resource:FILE
>    Instead of:
>         --nowarn
>         --resource:FILE
> Miguel.
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Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
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