OptionParser patch


#1

Hi,

I wanted to submit a patch for optparse.rb to make it easier to add
general text to the usage summary. There were three things I wanted
to change:

  1. Fix OptionParser#separator so that it correctly handles strings
    containing newlines.
  2. Introduce ‘text’ as and alias for the ‘separator’ method, since
    the latter doesn’t sound appropriate for adding a paragraph of text
    at a time.
  3. Add a ‘bottom_text’ method, which would force the text to appear
    after the option summary.

Before I submitted this, I thought I’d ask for comments, or
additional suggestions.

Thanks,

Tom


#2

On Sat, 10 Mar 2007, Tom P. wrote:

option summary.

Before I submitted this, I thought I’d ask for comments, or additional
suggestions.

I only comment on the last item, since I don’t know OptionParser enough.
#3 sounds really useful to me.
*t


#3

On Mar 9, 2007, at 5:25 PM, Tomas P.'s Mailing L. wrote:

Before I submitted this, I thought I’d ask for comments, or
additional suggestions.

I only comment on the last item, since I don’t know OptionParser
enough. #3 sounds really useful to me.
*t

Thanks.

I’ve submitted it now (my first patch to a core lib). I’m interested
to see what happens.

Tom