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Re: Use Getopt::Long even if you don't think you need to

by herveus (Parson)
on May 19, 2008 at 12:11 UTC ( #687365=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Use Getopt::Long even if you don't think you need to

Howdy!

I've taken to using Getopt::Euclid. It forces me to write POD in order to have arguments at all, then handles the option parsing for me.

I suppose the main message is "don't be hand-rolling your option parser", just as "don't be hand-rolling your CGI parameter parser". Some things aren't worth the effort to reinvent save as a pedagogical exercise.

yours,
Michael


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Re^2: Use Getopt::Long even if you don't think you need to
by Anonymous Monk on May 19, 2008 at 16:39 UTC

    I'd fallen in love with Getopt::Euclid myself. Unfortunately many of the programs I write must be distributed via Activestate's PerlApp which does not allow the program to see anything past it's __END__ tag.

    I've fallen back to using Getopt::Long and Pod::Usage because PerlApp programs can be made to see what's in their __DATA__ section.

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