[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:25:55 -0400

Patrick K. O'Brien writes:
 > How about "cloptions"? (cl for command line)

Guido van Rossum writes:
 > Yeah, on the other hand, we've got other modules with kewl names.  I'm
 > pretty neutral.  "options" sounds reasonable (unless you realize that
 > the concept of options is a lot wider than command line options).

The breadth of meaning for the word "options" is why I don't like that
name.  "optik" doesn't mean a thing to me either.  Perhaps "cli" for
"command-line interface"?


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
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