[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 13:35:02 -0400

On 12 April 2002, Fredrik Lundh said:
> how about "getoptions"?   (which implies that
> "getopt" isn't nearly as complete)

If we're going for a generic-sounding, standard-library-style name, I
would prefer "option_parser", because that's the main class in Optik
that programmers interact with.  Eg.

  from option_parser import OptionParser, make_option

> can optik be used as a drop-in replacement for
> getopt?

No.  Never even occurred to me that anyone would want such a thing!

Greg Ward - geek-at-large                               gward@python.net
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