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parse-options: make sure argh string does not have SP or _

We encourage to spell an argument hint that consists of multiple
words as a single-token separated with dashes.  In order to help
catching violations added by new callers of parse-options, make sure
argh does not contain SP or _ when the code validates the option

Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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gitster committed Mar 23, 2014
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  1. +3 −0 parse-options.c
@@ -375,6 +375,9 @@ static void parse_options_check(const struct option *opts)
; /* ok. (usually accepts an argument) */
if (opts->argh &&
strcspn(opts->argh, " _") != strlen(opts->argh))
err |= optbug(opts, "multi-word argh should use dash to separate words");
if (err)

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