Version française
Home     About     Download     Resources     Contact us    
Browse thread
Re: Treating arguments that start with `-' as anonymous arguments
[ Home ] [ Index: by date | by threads ]
[ Search: ]

[ Message by date: previous | next ] [ Message in thread: previous | next ] [ Thread: previous | next ]
Date: -- (:)
From: Damien Doligez <Damien.Doligez@i...>
Subject: Re: Treating arguments that start with `-' as anonymous arguments
I think this is a good idea, but I would make it a little bit more
versatile.  Let's define a constructor Arg.Rest of (string -> void).
It causes the remaining of the command line to be sent to its
argument.

Your example becomes:

    let anon s = prerr_endline ("anon arg: " ^ s);;
    
    let speclist = [
      "-a", Arg.Unit (fun () -> prerr_endline "this was -a"), "a keyword";
      "--", Arg.Rest anon, "Stop interpreting keywords";
    ];;
    
    Arg.parse speclist anon "usage info goes here.";;

And is is also possible to distinguish between anonymous arguments and
arguments following the "--".

I'm including my own patch at the end of this mail.  Could you please
test it and tell me if it works for you ?  This will be in the next
release of O'Caml unless you have some objection.

-- Damien

===================================================================
RCS file: /net/pauillac/caml/repository/csl/stdlib/arg.mli,v
retrieving revision 1.12
diff -c -r1.12 arg.mli
*** arg.mli     1997/11/05 19:44:08     1.12
--- arg.mli     1998/01/14 09:31:44
***************
*** 42,47 ****
--- 45,52 ----
    | String of (string -> unit) (* Call the function with a string argument *)
    | Int of (int -> unit)       (* Call the function with an int argument *)
    | Float of (float -> unit)   (* Call the function with a float argument *)
+   | Rest of (string -> unit)   (* Stop interpreting keywords and call the
+                                   function with each remaining argument *)
          (* The concrete type describing the behavior associated
             with a keyword. *)
  
Index: stdlib/arg.ml
===================================================================
RCS file: /net/pauillac/caml/repository/csl/stdlib/arg.ml,v
retrieving revision 1.8
diff -c -r1.8 arg.ml
*** arg.ml      1997/09/11 15:10:19     1.8
--- arg.ml      1998/01/14 09:36:53
***************
*** 18,23 ****
--- 18,25 ----
    | String of (string -> unit) (* Call the function with a string argument *)
    | Int of (int -> unit)       (* Call the function with an int argument *)
    | Float of (float -> unit)   (* Call the function with a float argument *)
+   | Rest of (string -> unit)   (* Stop interpreting keywords and call the
+                                   function with each remaining argument *)
  
  exception Bad of string
  
***************
*** 91,96 ****
--- 93,103 ----
              let arg = Sys.argv.(!current+1) in
              f (float_of_string arg);
              incr current;
+         | Rest f ->
+             while !current < l-1 do
+               f Sys.argv.(!current+1);
+               incr current;
+             done;
          | _ -> stop (Missing s)
        with Bad m -> stop (Message m);
        end;