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[Autogen-announce] GNU AutoGen Version 5.18.4/AutoOpts Version 41.0

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: [Autogen-announce] GNU AutoGen Version 5.18.4/AutoOpts Version 41.0
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:47:05 -0700
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GNU AutoGen/AutoOpts is a two-part project that serves two separate
purposes.  The two parts are combined because they are inextricably

AutoGen is a tool designed to simplify the creation and maintenance of
programs that contain large amounts of repetitious text.  It is
especially valuable in programs that have several blocks of text that
must be kept synchronized.

AutoOpts is both an example of that and a project in its own right.
It is a very powerful configuration file, environment variable and
command line option documentation and management tool consisting of a
set of AutoGen templates and a run time library that nearly eliminates
the hassle of managing, parsing and documenting program options.

The self-referential example:

There are several other examples embedded in AutoGen:
A finite state machine generator, string name to enumeration value
conversions, and bit map and bit mask management, to name a few.

New in 5.18.4 - August, 2014
NEWS entries since the last release:

* Do Not Edit (dne) warning:  the default of printing a date in the
   warning has now changed to not doing so.  The "-d" option to
   suppress the date is now deprecated (ignored).  A new option, "-D"
   will cause the date to be included.  The environment variable,
   "AUTOGEN_DNE_DATE" overrides everything.
* The RETURN function was not completely implemented and only
   partially worked.  It is working now.
* optionPrintVersionAndReturn() is a new function for applications
   that wish to extend the behavior of the "--version" option.
* mdoc and man pages have been greatly improved.
* libopts tear-off library used stdnoreturn.h and now includes
   infrastructure for systems deficient in that area
* new function: insert-file  It will simply insert the contents of
   a file (or list of files) into the output stream.

AutoGen home:
primary ftp:
bug reports:     autogen-users at the lists dot SourceForge net domain
bug archive:
maintainer:      Bruce Korb - bkorb at the usual GNU domain

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