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NAME ^

Getopt::Lazy - Yet another lazy, minimal way of using Getopt::Long

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Getopt::Lazy
        'help|h' => 'Show this help screen',
        'verbose|v' => 'Show verbose output',
        'output|o=s' => ["[FILE] Send the output to FILE", 'getopt.out'],
        'output-encoding=s' => ['[ENCODING] Specify the output encoding', 'utf8'],
        -summary => 'a simple example usage of Getopt::Lazy',
        -usage => '%c %o file1 [file2 ..]',
        ;

    getopt;
    print usage and exit 1 unless @ARGV;

DESCRIPTION ^

Getting tired of the digging the same tedious "getopt" things for every script that you write? This module works for you!

Without Getopt::Lazy

Normally we started a script this way:

    use File::Basename;
    use Getopt::Long;

    sub usage {
        my $msg = shift;
        my $cmd = basename $0;
        print $msg, "\n" if defined $msg;
        print <<__USAGE__;
    $cmd - Yet another tool for whatever you like
    Usage:  $cmd [options...] file [more-file]
    Options:
            --boolean,-b                        Turn on the function A
            --string, -s STRING                 Specify the name of blahblah (defaults 'blahblah')
            --another-string, -as STRING        Specify an alias for blahblah (defaults 'blahblah')
            ...
    __USAGE__
    }

    my $boolean = 0;
    my $string = 'blahblah';
    my $another_string = 'blahblah';
    ...

    GetOptions(
        'boolean|b' => \$boolean,
        'string|s=s' => \$string,
        'another-string|as=s' => \$string,
        ...
    );

    usage and exit unless @ARGV;

With Getopt::Lazy

...or, being a little bit "lazier" than usual:

    use Getopt::Lazy
        'boolean|b' => 'Turn on the function A',
        'string|s=s' => ['[STRING] Specify the name of blahblah' => 'blahblah'],
        'another-string|as=s' => ['[STRING] Specify an alias for blahblah' => 'blahblah'],
        -summary => 'Yet another tool for whatever you like',
        -usage => '%c %o file1 [more-file]',
        ;

    getopt;
    print usage and exit 1 unless @ARGV;

What We've Got?

The usage() will display the following help screen for you:

    $ lazy
    lazy - Yet another tool for whatever you like
    Usage:  lazy [options..] file1 [more-file]
    Options:
            --another-string, -as STRING    Specify an alias for blahblah (default: blahblah)
            --boolean                       Turn on the function A
            --string, -s STRING             Specify the name of blahblah (default: blahblah)

Detail Usage

Basically the Getopt::Lazy does two things for you: 1) spawning a variable for every given option, and 2) generating GNU-style help message. (Guess I was too lazy to put this down in details. See for yourself!) If you have other even lazier ways of doing the same thing, be sure to let me know!

INTERFACE ^

show_help

Show the help screen

GetOptions

Make Getopt::Long work!

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT ^

Getopt::Lazy requires no configuration files or environment variables.

DEPENDENCIES ^

Getopt::Lazy depends on Getopt::Long.

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

None reported (so far so good.)

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

No bugs have been reported.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-getopt-lazy@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org.

AUTHOR ^

Ruey-Cheng Chen <rueycheng@gmail.com>

LICENCE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2007, Ruey-Cheng Chen <rueycheng@gmail.com>. All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See perlartistic.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENCE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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