[pydotorg-www] Poll about -h,--help options

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Sun Apr 14 03:41:13 CEST 2013


anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com>
writes:

> Is it interesting to know if people expect -h to work as a --help
> equivalent by default?

There are too many existing tools that make use of ‘-h’ for other things
(e.g. “hostname to connect to”) for me to expect it to mean “help” by
default.

If I'm expecting an option to be a short name for “help”, it would be
‘-?’.

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