On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 11:21 PM, anatoly techtonik email@example.com:
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 12:37 AM, Steven Bethard firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If you're only concerned about 2.X, then yes, optparse will *never* be removed from 2.X. There will be a deprecation note in the 2.X documentation but deprecation warnings will only be issued when the -3 flag is specified. Please see the "Deprecation of optparse" section of the PEP:
I do not think that optparse should be deprecated at. It is good at what it does and its limitations make its starting point less confusing for people with different backgrounds that Python.
Considering that optparse will be deprecated like 5 years from now. I think this point is moot. The deprecation strategy IMHO is perhaps way too conservative. Maybe it should be deprecated faster ;)