>   Masahiro Tomita claimed that ruby should not warn when loading
>   getopts, with $VERBOSE=false.  Matz agreed with him.  In addition,
>   WATANABE Hirofumi said that optparse.rb is too diffucult to use,
>   he recommended to bandle ropt instead.  For details of ropt, refer
>   RAA:
> 
>     http://raa.ruby-lang.org/project/ropt/

My first thought is that the optparse API is much nicer -- it could be
simplified slightly without losing anything, but ropt looks more
difficult, even if it is more succinct.

Ari