[Python-Dev] Patch #473512

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 04 Jun 2002 14:53:54 -0400

> > 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.

So I'm a neutral 0 on the patch.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)