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Re: Non-patch: Option arguments

Oliver Kiddle wrote:
> A couple of points which you may or may not have thought of.
> Will there now be an easier way for precommand modifiers to take
> options. We could particularly do with this for command where a couple
> of the options (-v was it) should be accepted by the posix definition
> but it would also be useful in a couple of other cases for bash/ksh
> compatibility (exec perhaps). I forget what the problem was previously
> with this.

I think this is a different issue, but actually I'm not sure this is
that difficult.

> We may need a bit of care over how `-' and `--' options are handled.
> Taking Chet Ramey's recent message on -users, I was wondering whether
> printf (to take a particular example but it may be applicable to others)
> should ignore an initial `--' argument.

Yes, this is a bit like cd.  Various things like this will need tidying
up later.  There's no code at the moment to handle `--' even if other
arguments looking like options are being passed straight through is

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