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Re: [PATCH 1/3] git-compat-util: introduce skip_to_opt_val()




Christian Couder <christian.couder@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Anyway there is a design choice to be made. Adding a "const char
> *default" argument makes the function more generic,...

I didn't suggest anything of that sort, and I do not understand why
you are repeatedly talking about "default" that you considered and
rejected, as if it were an alternative viable option.  I agree that
"default" is not yet a good idea and it is a solution to a problem
that is not yet shown to exist.  

On the other hand, just assigning NULL to *arg when you did not see
a delimiting '=', on the other hand, is an alternative option that
is viable.

> .... I think setting
> "arg" to NULL increases the risk of crashes and makes it too easy to
> make "--key" and "--key=" behave differently which I think is not
> consistent and not intuitive.

So now this is very specific to the need of command line argument
parsing and is not a generic thing?  You cannot have your cake and
eat it too, though.