[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:09:24 -0400

>>>>> "GvR" == Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

    GvR> A while ago, Greg Ward proposed to add his
    GvR> all-singing-all-dancing option parse, Optik, to the standard
    GvR> library.  He's just released version 1.3 and thinks it's
    GvR> ready.  According to Greg, the getopt-sig likes Optik.

    GvR> This seems just the kind of thing to add to 2.3 without
    GvR> causing complaints about the rate of language change from the
    GvR> user base.

    GvR> Anyone disagree?

Is Greg willing to sign the PSF contributor's agreement <wink>?

Seriously though, the docs should be converted to .tex and there
should probably be some unittests for it.

Also, is "optik" the right name for the package in the standard
library?  It's a great project name, but I'm not so sure that it's as
descriptive as it could be (I'm thinking mimelib/email here).
"getopt" is taken, but how about "options"?