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

Olemis Lang olemis at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 20:35:21 CET 2009

On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Michael Foord
<fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
> 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).

Many Unix commands accept these switches too . AFAICR there was an
standard (well ...) set of command line options for Unix systems
(can't find a link :-/ )

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