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Re: BUG #3054: getopt_long () misbehaviour

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Tux" <h(dot)m(dot)brand(at)xs4all(dot)nl>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #3054: getopt_long () misbehaviour
Date: 2007-02-23 05:22:58
Message-ID: 11736.1172208178@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Tux" <h(dot)m(dot)brand(at)xs4all(dot)nl> writes:
> Might be some deep down misbehaving system library, but on HP-UX 11.00 (not
> on 11.11, and/or 11.23) getopt_long () misbehaves in that it causes all
> command line utilities to se the program name as the first argument,

Hmm.  The Single Unix Spec,
http://www.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007908799/xsh/getopt.html
saith

> The variable optind is the index of the next element of the argv[]
> vector to be processed. It is initialised to 1 by the system, ...

so it's extremely hard to see how your report demonstrates anything
except that HPUX 11.00 is broken.  I'm not very interested in
memorializing a hack workaround for a bug in a libc version that HP
obsoleted years ago...

			regards, tom lane

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