[Python-Dev] Re: [getopt-sig] Adding Optik to the standard library

Kendall Grant Clark kendall@monkeyfist.com
Thu, 30 May 2002 13:37:03 -0500

>>>>> "guido" == Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:

  guido> I think it's better to pick a new name and leave the existing getopt
  guido> module alone.

How about "OptParser" (alternatives: OptionsParser, OptsParser) as an analogue
to the existing ConfigParser? They do go together, both conceptually and in
practice, after all.

That would leave the more general "options" free for something, well, more
general. :>

Kendall Clark