This kind of redundancy has never really bothered me. I usually use Getopt::Long in conjunction with Pod::Usage and my 'skeleton' usually looks like:
use Getopt::Long; use Pod::Usage; our ($user,$pass,$numb,$help); GetOptions( 'user|u=s' => \$user, 'pass|p=s' => \$pass, 'numb|n=i' => \$numb, 'help|h|?' => \$help, ); $numb ||= 42; pod2usage(-verbose=>2) if $help; pod2usage(-verbose=>1) unless $user and $pass; __END__
Considering that the variables used to hold user options are being shared across two (or more) packages, this doesn't seem overly redundant to me. But that's just me. ;)

UPDATE: hmmm, here is something evil:

our ($user,$pass,$numb,$help); my @tmpl = ( 'user|u=s', 'pass|p=s', 'numb|n=i', 'help|h|?', ); @tmpl = map {"'$_' => \\\$@{[(split('\|',$_))[0]]},"} @tmpl; eval "GetOptions(@tmpl);";


(the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)

In reply to (jeffa) Re: GetOpt::Long usage style by jeffa
in thread GetOpt::Long usage style by demerphq

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