On 29 April 2004, Gustavo Niemeyer said:
I have two small customizations I've used in most projects I've plugged optparse into. Since they're simple and generic, I'd like to integrate them back in optparser. These features are:
- Add a help formatter which uses capitalized headers.
Sure, looks simple enough.
- Add a "help" keyword in OptionParser, allowing straightforward addition of a custom help messages.
How is that different from the existing 'description' that David Goodger added for Optik 1.4?
Also, how are we currently handling changes in optparser? Do we have an "official" maintainer (Greg?). IOW, should I:
As it says at the top of optparse.py:
Originally distributed as Optik; see http://optik.sourceforge.net/ .
If you have problems with this module, please do not file bugs, patches, or feature requests with Python; instead, use Optik's SourceForge project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/optik
For support, use the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list (http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/optik-users).
So either post your patches to email@example.com, or file 'em on the Optik tracker at SF. Nothing wrong with cc'ing python-dev at the same time, though.