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

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Thu, 30 May 2002 15:36:44 -0400

On 30 May 2002, Guido van Rossum said:
> > How about "OptParser" (alternatives: OptionsParser, OptsParser) as
> > an analogue to the existing ConfigParser? They do go together, both
> > conceptually and in practice, after all.
> A decent guideline is to use the dominant class name as the module
> name.  That would be OptionParser.  Then, instead of
>     from optik import OptionParser
> we'd be writing
>     from OptionParser import OptionParser
> I like this!

I think the BDFL has spoken.  I can live with this, although I prefer
lower-case module names.  Whatever.

Greg Ward - geek-at-large                               gward@python.net
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