The getopt hook expects plugins to modify @ARGV. This is not exported via xml-rpc and thus external plugins cannot do anything. --madduck

I can think of two interfaces to handle this.

  1. Pass @ARGV to the hook, and remove any values the hook returns from @ARGV.
  2. Provide an XML-RPC interface for setting and getting ikiwiki's @ARGV.

The first is simpler, but requires keeping track of which options to remove, which could be a pain, and probably precludes using regular getopt libraries to process options. It also could theoretically cause problems for existing perl getopt hooks.

The second should allow using regular getopt libraries, but does bloat the RPC interface. Oh well, guess that's ok. done --Joey