[ANN] argparse 1.0.1 - Command-line parsing library

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 08:16:00 CEST 2009

Announcing argparse 1.0.1
The argparse module provides an easy, declarative interface for
creating command line tools, which knows how to:
 * parse the arguments and flags from sys.argv
 * convert arg strings into objects for your program
 * format and print informative help messages
 * and much more...

The argparse module improves on the standard library optparse module
in a number of ways including:
 * handling positional arguments
 * supporting sub-commands
 * allowing alternative option prefixes like + and /
 * handling zero-or-more and one-or-more style arguments
 * producing more informative usage messages
 * providing a much simpler interface for custom types and actions

Download argparse
The argparse homepage has links for source, MSI and single file
distributions of argparse:

About this release
This is a bugfix release. Various small bugs were squashed, most notably the
silencing of the Python 2.6 buggy Exception.message warnings. See the news
file for detailed information:

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