[Python-Dev] Small additions to optparser

Dan Gass dmgass at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 30 11:23:05 EDT 2004

>From: Gustavo Niemeyer <niemeyer at conectiva.com>
>To: python-dev at python.org
>CC: gward at python.net
>Subject: [Python-Dev] Small additions to optparser
>Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 16:47:35 -0300
>Hi Folks,
>I have two small customizations I've used in most projects I've
>plugged optparse into. Since they're simple and generic, I'd
>like to integrate them back in optparser. These features are:
>- Add a help formatter which uses capitalized headers.
>- Add a "help" keyword in OptionParser, allowing straightforward
>   addition of a custom help messages.

It would be nice to have a way for the white space to be cleaned up in the 
help string.  This would be useful when using multiline triple quoted 
strings to pass in help text to the option parser and you want to indent the 
help text on each line so the source code reads well.

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