[Flac-dev] more changes

Josh Coalson xflac at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 1 11:48:05 PST 2001

--- Matt Zimmerman <mdz at debian.org> wrote:
> 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.

done and done.

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

only that I'm not sure how that would work with MSVC builds.

doing the ogg stuff made me realize I need to rewrite
flac from scratch.  libFLAC is fine, but the command-line
wrapper was born of ethusiasm to see some results in the
early days.  when I get around to that I will probably
do the stuff you mention, getopt, audiofile, etc.


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