First cut: java.lang.module, org.openjdk.jigsaw, jmod
mr at sun.com
Mon Mar 2 20:18:01 PST 2009
> Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2009 18:52:27 -0800
> From: jonathan.gibbons at sun.com
> While short term use of jopt-simple is fine, longer term it would
> represent a departure in style for our command line tools, to be using
> the GNU- style --long-option style of options. I'm not saying that's a
> bad thing, just a decision we should make deliberately.
Consider it made. It's about time we entered the late-20th century with
regard to command-line option syntax.
Our present CLIs are such a wondrous hodgepodge of inconsistencies that I
suspect few will notice that a new tool has an ever-so-slightly different
syntax. At least this one will be more familiar to more people.
jmod would not be the first CLI to blaze this particular trail. Have a
look at $JAVA_HOME/bin/pack200 --help some time.
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