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Re: "Getoptions'" argument syntax

by mikfire (Deacon)
on Jun 16, 2001 at 00:08 UTC ( #88926=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to "Getoptions'" argument syntax

borris)cat #!usr/bin/perl -w use Getopt::Long; use strict; GetOptions( "refresh=i", \ (my $refresh = 10 ) ); print "refresh = $refresh\n"; borris)perl refresh = 10 borris)perl -refresh 5 refresh = 5
Quick experimentation suggests that it provides a default value for an optional parameter. Which is really quite neat, and seems to be completely undocumented.


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Re: Re: "Getoptions'" argument syntax
by wog (Curate) on Jun 16, 2001 at 00:15 UTC
    ... seems to be completely undocumented.

    Getopt::Long's documentation does document it, though not directly (emphasis added):

    The call to GetOptions() parses the command line arguments that are present in "@ARGV" and sets the option variable to the value "1" if the option did occur on the command line. Otherwise, the option variable is not touched.
    It's just a little leap from that that you can take advantage of having an option's variable set before its passed to GetOptions, which is what the odd code given does.

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