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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