Issue #10021 has been updated by jeremyevans0 (Jeremy Evans).

Status changed from Open to Closed

I believe this is the intended behavior.  You are using a required argument for the `-r` option, so for `--re-run x --rerun y -r --debug` the `-r` option arguments are `['x', 'y', '--debug']`, with no regular arguments.  For `--re-run x -r --rerun y`, the `-r` option arguments are `['x', '--rerun']`, with remaining arguments `['y']`. For `--re-run x -r --rerun y -- file`, the `-r` option arguments are `['x', '--rerun']`, with remaining arguments `['y', 'file']`

It sounds like you want to use an optional argument:

```ruby
opts.on("-r", "--rerun [DATEorTRANSACTION]", "--re-run [DATEorTRANSACTION]"){|rr|}
```

With an optional argument,  for `--re-run x --rerun y -r --debug` the '-r' option arguments are `['x', 'y', nil]`, with a `--debug` option and no regular arguments.  For `--re-run x -r --rerun y`, the `-r` option arguments are `['x', nil, 'y']`, with no remaining arguments. For `--re-run x -r --rerun y -- file`, the `-r` option arguments are `['x', nil, 'y']`, with remaining arguments `['file']`

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Bug #10021: OptParse does not handle missing arguments bracketed by valid option switches 
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/10021#change-79266

* Author: byrnejb (James Byrne)
* Status: Closed
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
* Target version: 
* ruby -v: Ruby 2.1.2p95 (2014-05-08 revision 45877) [x86_64-linux-gnu]
* Backport: 2.0.0: UNKNOWN, 2.1: UNKNOWN
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OS=CentOS-6.5 x86_64
Ruby=2.1.2p95

I have this in an optparse structure:

      # Create parser
      opts = OptionParser.new do |opts|
        opts.banner = <<-BANNER
. . .
        opts.on("-r", "--rerun=DATEorTRANSACTION", "--re-run=DATEorTRANSACTION",
                "Re-run extract for specific date (yyyymmdd)",
                "  or transaction number (SSSSSNNNNNNNNC).",
                "  Multiple specifications are ORed for selections.",
                "  All billable transactions are selectable",
                "  whether previously billed or not.",
                "  Sets and enforces --no-update" ) do |rr|
          options.rerun << rr
          options.update = false
        end
. . .


If I run a program incorporating this option class so:

  --re-run x --rerun y -r

Then I see this:

  missing argument: -r

However, if I do this:

  --re-run x --rerun y -r --debug

or this

  --re-run x -r --rerun y

Then the program runs and does not report the missing argument.  

Is this the intended behaviour?  It does not seem correct to me.



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