what to use in g++ instead of GetOpt?

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Sun Dec 22 20:54:00 GMT 2002

Umm, Randy, not to downplay the humor or the valid points in your
soliloquy, but he did say "well-dressed C++ programmers", and everybody
knows (tm) that Real Programmers aren't well-dressed (they also don't use
C++, it's for the wavering who can't decide between C and Java [to
paraphrase]).  Of course, this also depends on your definition of

On Sat, 21 Dec 2002, Randall R Schulz wrote:

> Hello there, Edward, if that is your real name.
> Here's how it is, Ed...
> Real Programmers (tm) code to the bare metal. They don't use no stinkin'
> libraries. If you can't decode your command line arguments without some
> "support library" (a concept closely related to "support hose"), the Guild
> of Real Programmers recommends a nice job in investment banking where
> you'll never trouble your little head and the most damage you can do is to
> induce abject poverty and homelessness among the thousands of people who
> don't know about the only law that matters: Caveat Emptor.
> I hope you found this little lecture informative, enlightening and
> inspirational.
> Good luck with those command line arguments.
> Randall Schulz
> Disclaimer: The author of this humorous missive writes mostly Java code
> these days, and hence would not know a Real Programmer if one had a heart
> attack right in front of him.
> At 18:51 2002-12-21, Ed wrote:
> >Howdy all!
> >
> >In the old days of libg++ there was something called GetOpt to help
> >parse command line options. In these days of stdlibc++ it seems to be
> >gone.
> >
> >What are well-dressed C++ programmers using to parse their command
> >lines these days?
> >
> >Thanks!
> >
> >Ed

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