On 18.02.13 08:40, Anatoly Techtonik wrote:
...Is it interesting to know if people expect -h to work as a --help equivalent by default?
As it directly affects best practices of using Python in command line, can we run such poll on python.org http://python.org? I thought that this stuff is obvious, but it appears that it is not, so I'd like to see this usability study - it will be interesting for the Python community to know itself better. ...
Polls are funny. Why not :-?
In the gnu world (at least) appending " -h" MAY for some tools result in output transformed to "human-readable", ie. tools like ls, du or df all support the -h triggers meaning "human readable" output options.
Asking for help or versions seems to be not a global priority ;-)
All the best, Stefan.