cmd2, an extenstion of cmd that parses its argument list

anntzer.lee at anntzer.lee at
Thu Apr 26 21:16:12 CEST 2012

On Sunday, March 18, 2012 10:12:24 PM UTC-7, anntz... at wrote:
> Dear all,
> I would like to announce the first public release of cmd2, an extension of the standard library's cmd with argument parsing, here:
Due to an already existing Cmd2 on PyPI, I have renamed the project to parsedcmd, which is also a better description of what the module does. 

> Cmd2 is an extension built around the excellent cmd module of the standard
> library.  Cmd allows one to build simple custom shells using ``do_*`` methods,
> taking care in particular of the REPL loop and the interactive help.  However,
> no facility is given for parsing the argument line (do_* methods are passed the
> rest of the line as a single string argument).
> With Cmd2, ``do_*`` methods are type-annotated, either using Python 3's
> function annotation syntax, or with an ad-hoc ``annotate`` decorator, allowing
> the dispatcher to parse the argument list for them.
> Antony Lee

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