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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;