[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: libargp-20110921-2

Andrew Schulman schulman.andrew@epa.gov
Thu Jul 25 17:19:00 GMT 2013

A new version of libargp, 20110921-2, is available in the Cygwin archive.

This release fixes a Windows-specific bug in the previous release, in which
the optional variables supported by argp (argp_program_version,
argp_program_version_hook, argp_program_bug_address, argp_err_exit_status)
didn't take effect.  So for example, the --version option and bug report
email address weren't available in programs that used libargp.  Thanks to
Fedin Pavel for providing a patch to fix this problem.

Argp is an interface for parsing unix-style argument vectors. Argp provides
features unavailable in the more commonly used getopt interface, including
automatically producing output in response to the '--help' and '--version'
options.  Argp also provides the ability to merge several independently
defined option parsers into one, mediating conflicts between them and
making the result appear seamless. A library can export an argp option
parser that user programs might employ in conjunction with their own option
parsers, resulting in less work for the user programs. Some programs may
use only argument parsers exported by libraries, thereby achieving
consistent and efficient option-parsing for abstractions implemented by the

Andrew E. Schulman


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