[Python-Dev] Pronouncement on PEP 389: argparse?

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Dec 14 20:11:40 CET 2009

On 14/12/2009 19:04, Ian Bicking wrote:
> [snip...]
> Another thing I just noticed is that argparse using -v for version
> where optparse does not (it only adds --version); most of my scripts
> that use -v to mean --verbose, causing problems.  Since this is a poll
> question on the argparse site I assume this is an outstanding question
> for argparse, but just generally I think that doing things the same
> way as optparse should be preferred when at all reasonable.

I also use -v for verbose in a few scripts (including options to 
unittest when run with python -m). I've seen -V as a common abbreviation 
for --version (I've just used this with Mono for example).

All the best,



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