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Re^3: A nice little question for the insane

by crenz (Priest)
on Apr 06, 2005 at 09:57 UTC ( #445229=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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And in fact, these tools are bundled with Perl. Take a look at geopt/Getopt::Std, although I like Getopt::Long much better.

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Re^4: A nice little question for the insane
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 06, 2005 at 11:25 UTC
    I don't agree. It looks like what the OP is doing is sort of similar as what you expect from the shell - taking the argument string, and chopping it up into pieces. That isn't what any of the getopt tools are doing - they are taking the pieces and processing that.

    In parsing/compiling terms, getopt and Getopt::* are parsers. The OP is lexing: turning a string into tokens. And that's what the shell is doing as well (which makes the qx trick work - although the shell will parse things different than the OP does).

      Yes, you're right. However, I don't know the scope of the original poster's problem, so I thought I'll just supply the link so that the OP can think about whether the modules might already do what (s)he needs to do -- or not.

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