[Python-Dev] Hotshot

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Jan 26 11:55:45 EST 2004

>     >> How would optparse be better than getopt, especially for
>     >> simple use such as this?
>     Guido> Optparse is *always* better than getopt, once you're used
>     Guido> to it.  Even for a single option it's usually fewer lines
>     Guido> of code.
> Is this a pronouncement?  A quick grep suggests that so far only
> Tools/scripts/diff.py uses optparse.

It's not a pronouncement -- it's just a recommendation.  I see no need
to start converting existing code to optparse -- but for all new code,
I recommend it.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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