[stdlib-sig] should we try to add argparse?
steven.bethard at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 09:54:53 CEST 2009
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 12:52 AM, Steven Bethard
<steven.bethard at gmail.com> wrote:
> FWIW, I currently sit in the camp of adding big glaring "this module
> is deprecated" notes in the documentation for getopt and optparse, and
> sticking PendingDeprecation warnings into them. PendingDeprecation
> warnings are off by default so shouldn't cause problems for the vast
> majority of current users of these modules. We can switch those
> PendingDeprecation warnings to Deprecation warnings when, say, we see
> more hits for argparse than for optparse on Google code search. Right
> now, I see optparse at around 23,000  and argparse at only around
> 400, so I imagine that would be at least a few years.
(And many of those 400 aren't even for the argparse package itself,
just other classes and methods with the same name.)
Where did you get that preposterous hypothesis?
Did Steve tell you that?
--- The Hiphopopotamus
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