[docs] [issue14034] Add argparse howto

Tshepang Lekhonkhobe report at bugs.python.org
Mon Mar 19 09:49:03 CET 2012


Tshepang Lekhonkhobe <tshepang at gmail.com> added the comment:

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 10:34, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe <tshepang at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> added the comment:
>>
>> A couple of thoughts on the draft HOWTO:
>>
>> I like the "verbosity" example, but I'd also like to see it continue on into introducing the "action='count'" alternative that allows "-vv" to set the verbosity level to 2, etc.
>
> I wonder if this usage is common enough to get an entry in this
> introductory text.
>
>> I also find the idea of having higher verbosity levels that aren't supersets of lower verbosity levels to be an anti-pattern, so I'd prefer not to see it in an official HOWTO. To my mind, verbosity levels should be checked with ">=", never "==".
>
> I don't really understand this paragraph. Do you have an example to
> compare with any of the examples in the attached patch?

After playing a bit more with this and thinking about it a bit, I do
get your point. It makes a lot of sense. I will attach a patch soon,
which will also include the count keyword. Thanks for the review.

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