[Python-Dev] Long options support

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Jun 14 11:23:47 CEST 2006

Georg Brandl wrote:

> I've just closed a bug report wishing for long option support,
> pointing to a patch sitting in the patch tracker implementing
> this.
> Should we accept at least the very common options "--help" and
> "--version" in 2.5?

Guido pronounced on this in May:

    "Guido van Rossum" <guido at python.org> wrote:

    > On 5/4/06, Fredrik Lundh <fredrik at pythonware.com> wrote:

    > > I'm +1 on adding --help and --version, +1 on adding -? and /? for windows only,
    > > -0=slightly sceptical if adding a generic long option machinery is worth it, and -1
    > > on a guessing machinery.
    > I fully support Fredrik's position on this issue.
    > --Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)


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