[Python-Dev] add bool type to optparse

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 15:35:06 CEST 2007

A.M. Kuchling wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 09:50:38AM -0400, Neal Becker wrote:
>> Subject says it all.
> Why is boolean support needed, given that optparse has store_true and
> store_false actions?  Example usage:
>     parser.add_option('--confirm', action='store_true', dest='confirm')
> --amk

So you can do:

Otherwise you have to do something like:
(action='store_false', default=True)

and use:

which is OK sometimes, but why not allow a choice?

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