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Release Digest: GNU, May 27, 2003

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GNU Gengetopt 2.10

GNU Gengetopt 2.10 has been released. It is available from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gengetopt/ and mirrors of that site (see list of mirror sites at http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html).

GNU Gengetopt generates a C function that uses getopt_long function to parse the command line options, validate them and fill a struct.

Version 2.10

  • correctly refer to the provided strdup if it is not in the standard library (thanks to Bert Deknuydt)
  • handle spaces in group names (reported by Matthew K. Junker <junker@alum.mit.edu>)
  • package and version defined in a .ggo file have the precedence over PACKAGE and VERSION (reported by Kat Manton <kat@technogoths.org>)
  • handle missing long long feature
  • correctly cast results of malloc in generated code
  • in the generated parser the generated version of strdup is always used (to improve portability)
  • generated conf file parser handles quoted strings (reported by Karsten Reincke <karsten.reincke@karubik.de>)
  • fixed many compilation/portability problems in several architectures (thanks to Nelson H. F. Beebe <beebe@math.utah.edu>)

Visit the Gengetopt home page at

Anonymous CVS access is available. Please visit http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gengetopt/ where you can find detailed descriptions of how to access the CVS (read-only). I plan to make release-candidate versions available through CVS.

Bug reports should go to bug-gengetopt@gnu.org.



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