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Getopt-Long (2.49.1) *****

I only use this module for parsing command-line options in Perl. It does almost everything, and if you think you might need something which does something more complicated than what this does, consider whether you might be overcomplicating your problem.

Getopt-Long (2.48) *****

There are a lot of competitors out there in the Getopt::* namespace, but none I've looked at actually seem like they're worth the trouble.
Getopt::Long does around 90% of what you really need, though in my opinion the default behavior is a little unfortunate: don't ignore the "bundling" and "no_ignore_case" options. Some about this on IMB site www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/...

Getopt-Long (2.43) ****

There are a lot of competitors out there in the Getopt::* namespace, but none I've looked at actually seem like they're worth the trouble.
Getopt::Long does around 90% of what you really need, though in my opinion the default behavior is a little unfortunate: don't ignore the "bundling" and "no_ignore_case" options. If you want some clues about The Right Way to do use Getopt::Long, take a look at Andy Lester's App::Ack... he's already thought about this harder than you and I have.
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Getopt-Long (2.43) *

Thanks for this, this makes options handling a magically & flexible way !

Getopt-Long (2.42) *****

Having worked for quite some time with option processing and several other similar modules, I have to say that most of the time you probably want to use Getopt::Long instead of the other alternatives. Or at least pick the alternatives which are based on Getopt::Long, instead of those that reinvent the wheel and do their own option parsing.

Most other modules that reinvent option parsing either don't bother to do short option bundling (-abc instead of -a -b -c), or abbreviation (--long-o instead --long-option-name), or the choice to (dis)allow mix-mashing options and arguments, or support '--' to end option processing, or respect ordering, or support multiple options (--verbose --verbose), or support '--foo=val' *as well as* '--foo val', and so on. These are features and conveniences that are taken for granted by people working daily in Unix command-line.

Getopt-Long (2.42) ****

Trusted go-to module. ++ Huzzah!

Getopt-Long (2.39) *****

Excellent module, although I use it through Getopt::Long::Descriptive, which makes a very useful complement for building applications.

Getopt-Long (2.38) ****

There are a lot of competitors out there in the Getopt::* namespace, but none I've looked at actually seem like they're worth the trouble.
Getopt::Long does around 90% of what you really need, though in my opinion the default behavior is a little unfortunate: don't ignore the "bundling" and "no_ignore_case" options. If you want some clues about The Right Way to do use Getopt::Long, take a look at Andy Lester's App::Ack... he's already thought about this harder than you and I have.

Getopt-Long (2.34) ****

Getting command line options and dealing with them is a colossal pain, and every module that does it sucks and offends someone. Getopt::Long doesn't always do what I want, and doesn't always act how I expect, but it's much closer than anything else. Given the number of different desires and expectations out there, and the fact that so many people aren't much more offended than I am by Getotp::Long, it must be doing something right!

Getopt-Long (2.33) *****

Getopt::Long has been in use in my programs for a long time now. It has been suitable for all the command line parsing I have ever had to do and worked with anything I could throw at it through various shells. It works well with Getopt::ArgvFile.

Unlike more complicated command-line parsing modules like Getopt::Declare, Getopt::Long has a rather intuitive interface and doesn't require 1500 lines of documentation (as Damian put it).

I also tried some of the simpler wrappers around this module like Getopt::Simple, but while they worked fine for what they *could* do, I needed the power of Getopt::Long and actually find its interface good enough that it doesn't need simplifying wrappers.

Getopt-Long (2.33) *****

This makes accepting command-line arguments powerful, flexible, and easy.

Getopt-Long (2.32) *****

Getopt-Long adds a polished feel to a command line program. It supports all the typical Unixy conventions for flags and arguments. Combined with the Pod::Usage module from the PodParser distribution, it makes for a complete, self-documenting framework for an application.