[Python-Dev] Re: RFC: Option Parsing Libraries

Jason R. Mastaler jason-dated-1014226523.fe612b@mastaler.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 10:35:21 -0700

I haven't specifically looked at Optik, but if another option parser
is going to be added to the standard lib, there is one thing I'd like
it to have which the getopt module currently doesn't:

Support for optional arguments.  That is, the ability to specify that
an option *may* have an argument, and not just that it either must or
can't have an argument.

I find this limitation in getopt very frustrating.