You're right, Getopt::Long is great. However, I *do* use it all the time. I have a parse_cmdline_opt() sub that I use in all my Perl programs that takes ref to hash. To tailor the parser to each new program, I just change the hash keys for the options I wish to support. Everyone should use Getopt::Long, even for that one arg.
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