[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 20:16:10 +0200

Greg Ward wrote:

> > 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

in other words, it should be OptionParser.py, according to
the style guide.

> > can optik be used as a drop-in replacement for
> > getopt?
> No.  Never even occurred to me that anyone would want
> such a thing!

if you want to add something to the standard library, it would
be nice if we could take something away, right?