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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] kbuild: check uniqueness of basename of modules
Hi David,

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM David Laight <David.Laight@aculab.com> wrote:
>
> From: Masahiro Yamada
> > Sent: 15 May 2019 18:55
> ...
> > > xargs basename -a -- | sort | ...
> >
> > Sorry for my ignorance, but could you
> > teach me the effect of "--" ?
> >
> > I sometimes use "--" as a separator
> > when there is ambiguity in arguments
> > for example, "git log <revision> -- <path>"
> >
> > In this case, what is intended by "--"?
>
> The '--' stops getopt() from parsing any more parameters.
> Useful things like 'grep -- -q' which will search for the
> string '-q' rather than treating it as a command line option.
>
> This is all made more horrid by a decision by the writers
> of glibc getopt() to 'permute' argv[] so that 'options'
> can follow 'nonoptions' ie it converts:
> prog file -arg
> to
> prog -arg file
> The only program the historically allowed 'late' options
> was 'rlogin hostname -l username'.
> This is just broken.....


Ah, I see. This does not happen for
modules.order or modules.builtin,
but I will use '--' just in case.

Thanks.


> David
>
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--
Best Regards
Masahiro Yamada

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