Tom Christiansen wrote a piece
on p5p today advocating for Getopt::Long use.
I *really* like Getopt::Long...I cannot say enough good things about it to do
it the justice it deserves... The only problem is that I just don't use it enough. I bet I'm not alone.
What seems to happen is that at first we just want to add--oh say for
example JUST ONE, SINGLE LITTLE -v flag. Well, that's so easy enough to
hand-hack, that of course we do so... But just like any other piece of software, these things all seem to have a
way of overgrowing their original expectations... Getopt::Long is just *wonderful*, up--I believe--to any job you can
come up with for it. Too often its absence means that I've in the long run
made more work for myself--or others--by not having used it originally.