Re: [dev] [dmenu] versioning and patching

From: Boruch Baum <>
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 04:26:35 -0400

On 03/14/2016 10:25 PM, Eric Pruitt wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 08:12:17PM -0600, Anthony J. Bentley wrote:
>> Boruch Baum writes:
>>> 1] I want to request that dmenu produce 'correct' output for its
>>> --version command. Currently, the ouput is identical to --help ouput and
>>> gives no version information at all.
>> --help and --version give the same output because they're both
>> invalid options.
> With the possible exception of ubase, do any of the suckless projects
> support (GNU?) long options? A lot of suckless projects aim to be
> portable and use a modified version of plan9's arg.h to parse arguments
> which means there's no support for long options.
> Eric

_AT_Anthony and @Eric: Well, that settles things, sort of, if you mean that
dmenu / suckless by design doesn't want any option that prints usage and
version information without generating an error exit code. I was asking
for the design change. Whether the change would support long options or
just -h/-v wasn't my point, just my illustration.

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