[Python-Dev] Adopting Optik

Brett Cannon drifty@bigfoot.com
Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:29:24 -0800 (PST)

[Guido van Rossum]

> I want to start working on an alpha release of Python 2.3.  I'd like
> to be able to release 2.3a1 before Xmas.  PEP 283 has a list of things
> to be done.  One of the tasks is to adopt Greg Ward's options parsing
> module, Optik.  I propose to adopt this under the name "options".  Any
> comments?


The name is basically fine, if just a little vague.  But then again I
really doubt someone learning programming knows what getopt traditionally

But I don't have a better name, so I can't really complain.  Best I can do
is ArgParser or something to try to tie the name into sys.argv.

And I completely support making sure that it doesn't have a cute name.