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Re: xstrtol.h

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: xstrtol.h
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 09:40:41 -0700
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> Bruno Haible <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I can prepare a patch for this; just let me know whether for
>>    $ od -j -1
>> you would see the error message
>>    od: invalid --skip-bytes argument `-1'
>> or
>>    od: invalid `-j' argument `-1'
> You've discovered why the current diagnostics do not mention
> explicit option strings: hard-coding an option string like --skip-bytes
> or -j will inevitably be misleading to those who specify the offending
> argument with the alternative option string.

Would it be reasonable for the message to read as:
        od: invalid -j or --skip-bytes argument `-1'
Ben Pfaff

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