[New-bugs-announce] [issue16614] argparse accepts partial parameters

Michael Edwards report at bugs.python.org
Wed Dec 5 14:28:07 CET 2012

New submission from Michael Edwards:

When running parse_args, ArgumentParser is liberal in accepting parameters. Partial matches will be accepted as arguments

(in the included example, --test bob, --tester bob, --testers bob all set the testers argument)

Perhaps this is documented, but it was super unexpected for me.

components: Library (Lib)
files: test.py
messages: 176981
nosy: Michael.Edwards
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: argparse accepts partial parameters
versions: Python 2.7
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file28209/test.py

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