[Python-Dev] optparse 1.4.2 in 2.3: any chance?

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Tue, 22 Jul 2003 22:04:31 -0400

I'm so out of the loop I didn't even know 2.3c1 was out until I checked
www.python.org/2.3 tonight.  ;-(  Unfortunately, I was really really
hoping to get Optik up to version 1.4.2 in time for Python 2.3.  The
only changes over 1.4.1 are various small refactorings to make
Optik/optparse more easily extensible.  This should have no effect on
people merely using optparse, and anyone extending it (ie. subclassing
Option and/or OptionParser) will win -- unless they're extending it by
doing evil things like replacing another module's globals.

Given that I won't have a minute to work on this stuff until next Monday
(July 28) at the earliest, do I have any hope of getting it into
2.3final?  Or should I just face reality and make optparse 1.4.2 the
first checkin on the 2.3-maint branch?

Greg Ward <gward@python.net>                         http://www.gerg.ca/
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