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Re: 3.0.4 builds for solaris 2.7 and 2.8

On Sun, Feb 24, 2002 at 09:08:24AM -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Feb 24, 2002, Fergus Henderson <> wrote:
> > For example, one way to achieve this would be for the configure
> > scripts to accept a new option `--list-supported-options',
> The best option would be to run `sub/configure --help' and extract the
> list of options from that,

For an example, see the "bash autocompletion" project:

This hooks arbitrary commands to arbitrary shell functions.  When
"<Tab><Tab>" is used to try and auto-complete a command, the appropriate
shell function is executed to generate the list of possible completions.

Somebody has already contributed a function for "configure" commands.  If you

    ..../configure --<tab>

the function runs "configure --help" and then strips out the possible
completions.  It's rather handy.

I've already sent in another function to do the same thing with the GCC
frontends, e.g., typing "g++ -f<tab><tab>" will list all the -f* options.
Yet more motivation for documenting the options...

> but even then, you could miss some, because
> --help doesn't recurse to sub-sub-packages.

Win some, lose some.  :-)


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