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bug #60661: addftinfo: fails to emit diagnostic when option argument missing

Submitter:  G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
Submitted:  Mon 24 May 2021 02:24:07 AM UTC
Category:  Font - others/general Severity:  2 - Minor
Item Group:  Warning/Suspicious behaviour Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  None
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Mon 24 May 2021 02:24:07 AM UTC, original submission:  

This came up in bug #60639.

I don't think lines 112-113 of src/utils/addftinfo/addftinfo.cpp work as intended.

    $ addftinfo -asc-height -body-depth 60
    usage: addftinfo [-v] [-param value] ... resolution unitwidth font
    $ addftinfo -body-depth 60 -asc-depth
    usage: addftinfo [-v] [-param value] ... resolution unitwidth font

The code should be emitting a complaint diagnostic before (or instead of) the usage message, but this doesn't happen.

Setting severity to "minor", both because the user can infer that they screwed up and because probably few people have any reason to use this utility these days.

G. Branden Robinson <gbranden>
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