[Python-Dev] Patch #473512
Martin v. Loewis
04 Jun 2002 20:34:07 +0200
Guido van Rossum <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Is there a point to adding more cruft to getopt.py now that we're
> getting Greg Ward's Optik?
Perhaps ease-of-use - people wanting to use GNU getopt style only need
to change the function name in their existing application.
> Also, I happen to hate GNU style getopt. You may call me an old
> fogey, but I think options should precede other arguments.
That certainly is debatable. However, since the patch is a pure
addition, every application author will have to make the choice
herself, and no existing application will break.