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+/* Utility to help print --version output in a consistent format.
+ Copyright (C) 1999-2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
+
+ This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+ it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+ the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option)
+ any later version.
+
+ This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+ but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+ MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
+ GNU General Public License for more details.
+
+ You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+ along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
+ Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA. */
+
+/* Written by Jim Meyering. */
+
+#if HAVE_CONFIG_H
+# include <config.h>
+#endif
+
+/* Specification. */
+#include "version-etc.h"
+
+#include <stdarg.h>
+#include <stdio.h>
+#include <stdlib.h>
+#include "unlocked-io.h"
+
+#include "gettext.h"
+#define _(msgid) gettext (msgid)
+
+/* Default copyright goes to the FSF. */
+
+const char* version_etc_copyright =
+ /* Do *not* mark this string for translation. */
+ "Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.";
+
+
+/* Like version_etc, below, but with the NULL-terminated author list
+ provided via a variable of type va_list. */
+void
+version_etc_va (FILE *stream,
+ const char *command_name, const char *package,
+ const char *version, va_list authors)
+{
+ size_t n_authors;
+
+ /* Count the number of authors. */
+ {
+ va_list tmp_authors;
+
+#ifdef __va_copy
+ __va_copy (tmp_authors, authors);
+#else
+ tmp_authors = authors;
+#endif
+
+ n_authors = 0;
+ while (va_arg (tmp_authors, const char *) != NULL)
+ ++n_authors;
+ }
+
+ if (command_name)
+ fprintf (stream, "%s (%s) %s\n", command_name, package, version);
+ else
+ fprintf (stream, "%s %s\n", package, version);
+
+ switch (n_authors)
+ {
+ case 0:
+ /* The caller must provide at least one author name. */
+ abort ();
+ case 1:
+ /* TRANSLATORS: %s denotes an author name. */
+ vfprintf (stream, _("Written by %s.\n"), authors);
+ break;
+ case 2:
+ /* TRANSLATORS: Each %s denotes an author name. */
+ vfprintf (stream, _("Written by %s and %s.\n"), authors);
+ break;
+ case 3:
+ /* TRANSLATORS: Each %s denotes an author name. */
+ vfprintf (stream, _("Written by %s, %s, and %s.\n"), authors);
+ break;
+ case 4:
+ /* TRANSLATORS: Each %s denotes an author name.
+ You can use line breaks, estimating that each author name occupies
+ ca. 16 screen columns and that a screen line has ca. 80 columns. */
+ vfprintf (stream, _("Written by %s, %s, %s,\nand %s.\n"), authors);
+ break;
+ case 5:
+ /* TRANSLATORS: Each %s denotes an author name.
+ You can use line breaks, estimating that each author name occupies
+ ca. 16 screen columns and that a screen line has ca. 80 columns. */
+ vfprintf (stream, _("Written by %s, %s, %s,\n%s, and %s.\n"), authors);
+ break;
+ case 6:
+ /* TRANSLATORS: Each %s denotes an author name.
+ You can use line breaks, estimating that each author name occupies
+ ca. 16 screen columns and that a screen line has ca. 80 columns. */
+ vfprintf (stream, _("Written by %s, %s, %s,\n%s, %s, and %s.\n"),
+ authors);
+ break;
+ case 7:
+ /* TRANSLATORS: Each %s denotes an author name.
+ You can use line breaks, estimating that each author name occupies
+ ca. 16 screen columns and that a screen line has ca. 80 columns. */
+ vfprintf (stream, _("Written by %s, %s, %s,\n%s, %s, %s, and %s.\n"),
+ authors);
+ break;
+ case 8:
+ /* TRANSLATORS: Each %s denotes an author name.
+ You can use line breaks, estimating that each author name occupies
+ ca. 16 screen columns and that a screen line has ca. 80 columns. */
+ vfprintf (stream, _("\
+Written by %s, %s, %s,\n%s, %s, %s, %s,\nand %s.\n"),
+ authors);
+ break;
+ case 9:
+ /* TRANSLATORS: Each %s denotes an author name.
+ You can use line breaks, estimating that each author name occupies
+ ca. 16 screen columns and that a screen line has ca. 80 columns. */
+ vfprintf (stream, _("\
+Written by %s, %s, %s,\n%s, %s, %s, %s,\n%s, and %s.\n"),
+ authors);
+ break;
+ default:
+ /* 10 or more authors. Use an abbreviation, since the human reader
+ will probably not want to read the entire list anyway. */
+ /* TRANSLATORS: Each %s denotes an author name.
+ You can use line breaks, estimating that each author name occupies
+ ca. 16 screen columns and that a screen line has ca. 80 columns. */
+ vfprintf (stream, _("\
+Written by %s, %s, %s,\n%s, %s, %s, %s,\n%s, %s, and others.\n"),
+ authors);
+ break;
+ }
+ va_end (authors);
+ putc ('\n', stream);
+
+ fputs (version_etc_copyright, stream);
+ putc ('\n', stream);
+
+ fputs (_("\
+This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO\n\
+warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.\n"),
+ stream);
+}
+
+
+/* Display the --version information the standard way.
+
+ If COMMAND_NAME is NULL, the PACKAGE is asumed to be the name of
+ the program. The formats are therefore:
+
+ PACKAGE VERSION
+
+ or
+
+ COMMAND_NAME (PACKAGE) VERSION.
+
+ The author names are passed as separate arguments, with an additional
+ NULL argument at the end. */
+void
+version_etc (FILE *stream,
+ const char *command_name, const char *package,
+ const char *version, /* const char *author1, ...*/ ...)
+{
+ va_list authors;
+
+ va_start (authors, version);
+ version_etc_va (stream, command_name, package, version, authors);
+}