[stdlib-sig] should we try to add argparse?
collinw at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 21:43:54 CEST 2009
On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> Upfront people need to realize that we might have three argument
> parsing libraries for a while, but it won't be forever. If we get
> argparse accepted we would slowly deprecate at least optparse, if not
> getopt (lat time I tried to ditch getopt for Python 3 some argued that
> getopt supported stuff optparse didn't), out of the standard library
> and toss them into PyPI for those who refuse to switch. The standard
> library might not evolve a lot, but it isn't dead or in stone.
> But before this can happen, people need to have a general consensus
> that I should bug Steven about contributing as it will require a PEP
> from him. Steven already has commit privileges to maintenance from him
> will not be a problem.
> So if you want this to actually happen and for me to start talking to
> Steven just reply to this email w/ a vote.
> I am +0
Brett, if you and Steven could work up a PEP on this subject, I think
that would go a long way toward moving the discussion about our option
parsing options forward. Having a concrete PEP to discuss will be more
useful and more focused than debating the abstract principles at play.
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