Comparison of option parsers

This section gives an overview about the different command line option parser packages in PEAR.

  • Console_GetOpt: standard getopt implementation

  • Console_GetOptPlus: php5 rewrite of getopt with added features

  • Console_GetArgs: object oriented full featured parser

  • Console_CommandLine: similar to GetArgs with php5 and added features

Comparison of command line parsers in PEAR
Feature Console_GetOpt Console_GetOptPlus Console_GetArgs Console_CommandLine
Package homepage Link Link Link Link
PHP4 yes   yes  
PHP5   yes yes yes
PHP5 with E_STRICT   yes   yes
Has end user doc yes     yes
Stability stable beta stable stable
POSIX/GNU compliance yes yes   yes
Generate help   yes yes yes
Generate version       yes
Argument validation     yes yes
Handle password options       yes
Option validation       yes
Subcommands       yes
Optional callback actions       yes
L10n/I18n       yes
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