On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 12:35, Antoine Pitrou email@example.com wrote:
Steven Bethard <steven.bethard <at> gmail.com> writes:
Please read the PEP if you haven't, particularly the "Why isn't the functionality just being added to optparse?" section. I don't believe it is sensible to re-implement all of optparse. What Ian Bicking is proposing, I believe, is simpler -- adding a few aliases here and there so that you don't have to rename so many things when you're upgrading from optparse to argparse.
Although I am of the people who think working modules shouldn't be deprecated, I also don't think adding compatibility aliases is a good idea. They only make the APIs more bloated and maintenance more tedious. Let's keep the new APIs clean of any unnecessary baggage.
Ditto from me. If people want a compatible module it can be made available on PyPI for those who want it.