On Thu, 1 Aug 2002, Patrick Bennett wrote:

> out some of the deficiencies in the GetoptLong class.
> Raising exceptions and eating arguments for one thing is bad, bad,
> bad -

Consuming all the options so they are out of the way is a feature
of the Getopt utils that I have seen, it means you can just use
ARGF and friends to plough through the supplied files.

> Anyway, perhaps once my Ruby skills improve, I'll create a new
> version that is more flexible and send it out.

So, I'm suggesting "have 'eat the options' as an on/off feature".

        Hugh