[mercury-users] getopt

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Mon Feb 24 13:16:58 AEDT 2003

On 24-Feb-2003, Michael Day <mikeday at yeslogic.com> wrote:
> % :- pred option_default(option::out, option_data::out) is nondet.
> %       Nondeterministically returns all the options with their
> %       corresponding types and default values.
> Why is this nondet rather than multi?

Hysterical raisons, I think -- the getopt module was written before we
supported "multi".

Unfortunately changing it to "multi" now would break any program using
getopt.  The breakage would be a kind that would be easy to fix, but
it would be a bit of a pain.

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