Bug 87621 - Handling option errors (bug or feature?)
Handling option errors (bug or feature?)
Status: CLOSED DEFERRED
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: popt (Show other bugs)
8.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2003-03-30 23:46 EST by Marcus Harnisch
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-03 11:03:42 EST
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Description Marcus Harnisch 2003-03-30 23:46:29 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.8 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20021208

Description of problem:
When a multi-character option string contains at least one unknown
option, the entire option string (including valid options) is returned
by poptBadOption().


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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Write a tool using the basic option parsing loop.


Actual Results:  Example (again, using my [not so] imaginary tool getpopt)
$ ./getpopt -of -- -bar
getpopt: unknown option '-bar'
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$ ./getpopt -of -- -foo
getpopt: unknown option '-foo'
-f -- 



Expected Results:  $ ./getpopt -of -- -bar
getpopt: unknown option '-b'
getpopt: unknown option '-a'
getpopt: unknown option '-r'
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$ ./getpopt -of -- -foo
getpopt: unknown option '-o'
getpopt: unknown option '-o'
-f -- 


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Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2003-04-03 11:03:42 EST
I call these featlets or bugtures depending on mood ;-)

Yes, I can see that there is potential for confusion
when displaying the output of poptBadOption, but the current
behavior of returning the entire token isn't too bad; Think
of the behavior as displaying additional contextual info.

Deferred for contemplation when I next make a pass through popt code.


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