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           Summary: getopt improvements by Igor Lesik
           Product: D
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: andrei metalanguage.com


--- Comment #0 from Andrei Alexandrescu <andrei metalanguage.com> 2010-02-07
18:38:17 PST ---
Below is a paste of the page at http://www.curoles.com/j/getoptex.html. The
code should be added to std.getopt, perhaps as an overload of the current
function. Thanks Igor! I will add your name to the authors list when I make the
change.

getoptex

One way to extend Phobos library std.getopt.getopt function is make a wrapper
around it that could be feeded with usage information about every option and
let it automatically gather all usage strings into one usage/help message
block, similarly to Boost program_options library

Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuple
http://www.digitalmars.com/d/2.0/phobos/std_getopt.html
http://www.digitalmars.com/d/2.0/phobos/std_typetuple.html
Below is an example how getoptEx could be used:

import getoptex;
import std.stdio;


void main(string[] args)
{
    string inputFile, outputFile;

    bool helpPrinted = getoptEx(
        "Test program to demonstrate getoptEx\n"~
        "written by Igor Lesik on Feb 2010\n"~
        "Usage: test1 { --switch }\n",
        args,
        std.getopt.config.caseInsensitive,
        "input",
            "\tinput file name,\n"~
            "\tmust be html file",
            &inputFile,
        "output",
            "\toutput file name",
            &outputFile,
        "author",
            "\tprint name of\n"~
            "\tthe author",
            delegate() {writeln("Igor Lesik");}
    );

    if (helpPrinted)
        return;

    writeln("Input file name:", inputFile);
    writeln("Output file name:", outputFile);
}
If you call the program with --help option, then output is:

test1.exe --help
Test program to demonstrate getoptEx written by Igor Lesik on Feb 2010 Usage: test1 { --switch } --input input file name, must be html file --output output file name --author print name of the author --help produce help message getopEx implementation: module getoptex; import std.stdio; import std.getopt; private import std.contracts; private import std.typetuple; private import std.conv; bool getoptEx(T...)(string helphdr, ref string[] args, T opts) { enforce(args.length, "Invalid arguments string passed: program name missing"); string helpMsg = GetoptHelp(opts); // extract all help strings bool helpPrinted = false; // state tells if called with "--help" void printHelp() { writeln("\n", helphdr, "\n", helpMsg, "--help", "\n\tproduce help message"); helpPrinted = true; } getopt(args, GetoptEx!(opts), "help", &printHelp); return helpPrinted; } private template GetoptEx(TList...) { static if (TList.length) { static if (is(typeof(TList[0]) : config)) { // it's a configuration flag, lets move on alias TypeTuple!(TList[0],GetoptEx!(TList[1 .. $])) GetoptEx; } else { // it's an option string, eat help string alias TypeTuple!(TList[0],TList[2],GetoptEx!(TList[3 .. $])) GetoptEx; } } else { alias TList GetoptEx; } } private string GetoptHelp(T...)(T opts) { static if (opts.length) { static if (is(typeof(opts[0]) : config)) { // it's a configuration flag, skip it return GetoptHelp(opts[1 .. $]); } else { // it's an option string string option = to!(string)(opts[0]); string help = to!(string)(opts[1]); return( "--"~option~"\n"~help~"\n"~GetoptHelp(opts[3 .. $]) ); } } else { return to!(string)("\n"); } } Page generated by Ddoc. -- Configure issuemail: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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Andrei Alexandrescu <andrei metalanguage.com> changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED
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           Severity|normal                      |enhancement


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--- Comment #1 from Andrei Alexandrescu <andrei metalanguage.com> 2011-06-05
20:12:47 PDT ---
I can't find the code for download. Does anyone have Igor Lesik's email
address?

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--- Comment #2 from Igor Lesik <curoles yahoo.com> 2011-06-14 20:49:23 PDT ---
I will see how I can work it into github, meanwhile I paste the original page
as comment here. Igor

getoptex

One way to extend Phobos library std.getopt.getopt function is make a wrapper
around it that could be feeded with usage information about every option and
let it automatically gather all usage strings into one usage/help message
block, similarly to Boost program_options library 

Links: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuple 
http://www.digitalmars.com/d/2.0/phobos/std_getopt.html 
http://www.digitalmars.com/d/2.0/phobos/std_typetuple.html 

Below is an example how getoptEx could be used: 

import getoptex;
import std.stdio;


void main(string[] args)
{
    string inputFile, outputFile;

    bool helpPrinted = getoptEx(
        "Test program to demonstrate getoptEx\n"~
        "written by Igor Lesik on Feb 2010\n"~
        "Usage: test1 { --switch }\n",
        args,
        std.getopt.config.caseInsensitive,
        "input",
            "\tinput file name,\n"~
            "\tmust be html file",
            &inputFile,
        "output",
            "\toutput file name",
            &outputFile,
        "author",
            "\tprint name of\n"~
            "\tthe author",
            delegate() {writeln("Igor Lesik");}
    );

    if (helpPrinted)
        return;

    writeln("Input file name:", inputFile);
    writeln("Output file name:", outputFile);
}

If you call the program with --help option, then output is: 

test1.exe --help
Test program to demonstrate getoptEx written by Igor Lesik on Feb 2010 Usage: test1 { --switch } --input input file name, must be html file --output output file name --author print name of the author --help produce help message getopEx implementation: module getoptex; import std.stdio; import std.getopt; private import std.contracts; private import std.typetuple; private import std.conv; bool getoptEx(T...)(string helphdr, ref string[] args, T opts) { enforce(args.length, "Invalid arguments string passed: program name missing"); string helpMsg = GetoptHelp(opts); // extract all help strings bool helpPrinted = false; // state tells if called with "--help" void printHelp() { writeln("\n", helphdr, "\n", helpMsg, "--help", "\n\tproduce help message"); helpPrinted = true; } getopt(args, GetoptEx!(opts), "help", &printHelp); return helpPrinted; } private template GetoptEx(TList...) { static if (TList.length) { static if (is(typeof(TList[0]) : config)) { // it's a configuration flag, lets move on alias TypeTuple!(TList[0],GetoptEx!(TList[1 .. $])) GetoptEx; } else { // it's an option string, eat help string alias TypeTuple!(TList[0],TList[2],GetoptEx!(TList[3 .. $])) GetoptEx; } } else { alias TList GetoptEx; } } private string GetoptHelp(T...)(T opts) { static if (opts.length) { static if (is(typeof(opts[0]) : config)) { // it's a configuration flag, skip it return GetoptHelp(opts[1 .. $]); } else { // it's an option string string option = to!(string)(opts[0]); string help = to!(string)(opts[1]); return( "--"~option~"\n"~help~"\n"~GetoptHelp(opts[3 .. $]) ); } } else { return to!(string)("\n"); } } -- Configure issuemail: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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--- Comment #3 from jens.k.mueller gmx.de 2011-06-15 10:30:26 PDT ---
Igor, I already have the code in my local repository. I will create pull
request if you don't mind and make you the author of that commit.

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--- Comment #4 from Trass3r <mrmocool gmx.de> 2012-01-03 06:04:23 PST ---
Where is that pull request?

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--- Comment #5 from jens.k.mueller gmx.de 2012-01-03 07:15:19 PST ---
It's still in my local repository. The point is that getting the other changes
in is a bit problematic due to changing of defaults and breaking code. And the
other getopt changes may break code. That's why I wanted to have all changes
(including generating usage information) in one pull request.
At the moment there is no decision whether breaking old code is worth it. That
got me distracted. But I should finish the code. I will provide a new function
called getOptions to avoid breaking any code since there is some controversy
about the proper defaults and similar.

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--- Comment #6 from Alexey G <golovanov_alexey mail.ru> 2012-05-20 14:05:16 PDT
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Any news?

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--- Comment #7 from Alexey G <golovanov_alexey mail.ru> 2012-12-22 00:48:39 PST
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Any news?

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--- Comment #8 from Andrei Alexandrescu <andrei erdani.com> 2013-02-26 09:21:14
PST ---
Didn't have time to get to this, and probably won't for a while. Could anyone
take it over?

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--- Comment #9 from jens.k.mueller gmx.de 2013-02-26 15:16:56 PST ---
There is my pull request
https://github.com/D-Programming-Language/phobos/pull/1030.

If somebody comments I'm happy to finish it. The reason why I was less willing
to finish it is that I don't like implementing stuff that nobody would use. So
please comment on the API from a usage point of view and I will implement it.

BTW Recently I was wondering whether it is the right way to throw exceptions
because I find that this is not a rare situation. Actually it's a pretty common
situation to do some usage error. But either way I want to finish it.

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--- Comment #10 from Alexey G <golovanov_alexey mail.ru> 2013-03-25 13:07:21
PDT ---
 If somebody comments I'm happy to finish it.
Good job! Thanx!
 I don't like implementing stuff that nobody would use.
Nobody? I have no statistics. But, IMHO, everybody, who write small command line utilities with D, today "invent the wheel" every time. Best way - to have this features in std library. -- Configure issuemail: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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