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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: Command Line Interface
Date Tue, 21 May 2002 21:03:57 GMT
On Wed, 22 May 2002 06:13, John Keyes wrote:
> I have just read a document[1] that details the recommended approach
> to writing Java command lines.  I know that it is unlikely that ant will
> change its command line interface but I was wondering what the general
> approach to *recommended* standards are.  

Itend to use the GNU standards. This basically consists of posix + extensions. 
ie allows long options (ala --help), allows consecutive short options (ie 
-abc == -a -b -c) and has a standard set of names to use. See


Peter Donald

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