Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Mon Jan 26 13:59:58 EST 2004
> On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 16:55, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > 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.
> Maybe the documentation should point people in the direction of optparse
> (e.g. by moving the optparse section ahead of getopt and putting a note
> This module exists primarily for backwards compatibility - the
> optparse module is recommended for all new code.
> at the top of the getopt section).
This sounds awfully close to deprecation of getopt. I don't want to
go that far -- I don't want people to worry that getopt might go
away. It won't.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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