[Flac-dev] more changes

Matt Zimmerman mdz at debian.org
Thu Nov 1 03:03:02 PST 2001

On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 04:36:23PM -0800, Josh Coalson wrote:

> - split the usage screen into a short and a long version.  the short
> version is the default, and you can use 'flac -H' to get the long
> version.

It would be a good idea for the longer help text to go to stdout, rather
than stderr.  This makes it easier to pipe it into a pager, and so that
is how GNU programs behave.  Naming this option '--help' would also be a
good least-surprise idea.

Speaking of standardization, is there some reason not to use getopt or
getopt_long in flac?

 - mdz

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