And shouldn't be that hard given Python already has built-in regular expressions, etc.
I don't know if you know that TomC has a similar project for Perl:
I almost see it as a question of personal integrity to NOT know what the Perl dudes are doing :) Shame on me! Perl is probably the greatest competitor to Python, so one should now - and try to give Python something better.
I like the notion of a module w/ functions as opposed to just getopt
Yes, but Greg pointed out a severe short-coming (and I found one more: keyword args don't preserve the order of the options), so it would have to be a list of options, or even a simple command-line string, so there's not much difference.