ANNOUNCE: Optik 1.5.1

Greg Ward gward-1337f07a94b43060ff5c1ea922ed93d6 at
Thu Apr 20 03:46:20 CEST 2006

Optik 1.5.1 is now available, just 16 months after I first planned to
release it (sigh).

(Optik is a command-line parsing library for Python, also known as
optparse in the standard library; see for
blurbs, docs, downloads, etc.)

Changes since 1.5:

  * Fix so the 'merge' script works again (bugs spotted, and mostly
    fixed, by Andrea 'fwyzard' Bocci).

  * SF bug #1145594: add 'destroy()' method to OptionParser so
    applications can explicitly break reference cycles, making life
    easier for Python's garbage collector.

  * SF feature #988126: add 'epilog' attribute to OptionParser
    (and constructor arg): paragraph of text to print after the
    main option help.

  * Corrected French translation (po/optik/fr.po) (Laurent Laporte).

  * Beefed up reference guide.

  * Backported to Python 2.0/2.1 (Giovanni Bajo).

Greg Ward <gward at>               
"... but in the town it was well known that when they got home their fat and
psychopathic wives would thrash them to within inches of their lives ..."

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