JArgp is a library for processing command line arguments in Java. Unlike most other libraries of this type, JArgp uses reflection to store actual values directly to fields in the target application object. This makes it very easy to configure and use with a wide variety of applications.
For a more detailed description of the JArgp design and usage see the IBM developerWorks article Java programming dynamics, Part 3: Applied reflection. The article covers most aspects of the library, though it leaves out one significant feature. This feature is the ability to provide descriptions in the parameter defintions, which JArgp will then format nicely for display as user help information. For a quick example of how this works, see the /build/src/test/Test.java file within the distribution. The source for the skeleton application from the developerWorks article is also included in the distribution, as /build/src/test/PlanGen.java.
Feel free to use and adapt JArgp for your needs. If you want to contribute code back to the project, please follow the style conventions used in the existing code. These are basically as outlined on this page.
Here's the JArgp license information:
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