The parseargs package

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Parse command-line arguments

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Versions 0.1, 0.1.2, 0.1.3,,,,,, 0.2,,,,,
Dependencies base, containers [details]
License BSD3
Copyright Copyright (C) 2007 Bart Massey
Author Bart Massey <>
Maintainer Bart Massey <>
Stability Alpha
Category System.Console
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parseargs -- command-line argument parsing for Haskell programs
version 0.1
Bart Massey <>
8 March 2008

This library provides System.Console.Parseargs, a module to
assist in argument parsing for Haskell stand-alone command
line programs.

To use this library, your program needs a structured
description of the arguments it expects.  It supplies this
description to an argument parser, which creates a data
structure from which parsed arguments can be extracted as
needed.  See the Haddock documentation for the gory details.

I have used this code with ghc 6.6 and ghc 6.8 on Linux,
although the current cabal setup has only been tested with
cabal 1.2 and ghc 6.8.  It is a fairly standard
Hackage-ready package, to the extent I know how to construct

This is not what I set out to build.  It definitely could
also use some work.  I use it all the time for writing
little programs, though.I thought others might find it
useful; I also have released other code that depends on it.

Have fun with it, and let me know if there are problems.