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-- This package is intended to be used in conjunction with its parent unit,
-- Ada.Command_Line. It provides facilities for logically removing arguments
-- from the command line, so that subsequent calls to Argument_Count and
-- Argument will reflect the removals.
-- For example, if the original command line has three arguments A B C, so
-- that Argument_Count is initially three, then after removing B, the second
-- argument, Argument_Count will be 2, and Argument (2) will return C.
package Ada.Command_Line.Remove is
pragma Preelaborate (Remove);
procedure Remove_Argument (Number : in Positive);
-- Removes the argument identified by Number, which must be in the
-- range 1 .. Argument_Count (i.e. an in range argument number which
-- reflects removals). If Number is out of range Constraint_Error
-- will be raised.
-- Note: the numbering of arguments greater than Number is affected
-- by the call. If you need a loop through the arguments, removing
-- some as you go, run the loop in reverse to avoid confusion from
-- this renumbering:
-- for J in reverse 1 .. Argument_Count loop
-- if Should_Remove (Arguments (J)) then
-- Remove_Argument (J);
-- end if;
-- end loop;
-- Reversing the loop in this manner avoids the confusion.
procedure Remove_Arguments (From : Positive; To : Natural);
-- Removes arguments in the given From..To range. From must be in the
-- range 1 .. Argument_Count and To in the range 0 .. Argument_Count.
-- Constraint_Error is raised if either argument is out of range. If
-- To is less than From, then the call has no effect.
procedure Remove_Argument (Argument : String);
-- Removes the argument which matches the given string Argument. Has
-- no effect if no argument matches the string. If more than one
-- argument matches the string, all are removed.
procedure Remove_Arguments (Argument_Prefix : String);
-- Removes all arguments whose prefix matches Argument_Prefix. Has
-- no effect if no argument matches the string. For example a call
-- to Remove_Arguments ("--") removes all arguments starting with --.
end Ada.Command_Line.Remove;