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

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Mon Dec 14 21:35:22 CET 2009

Steven Bethard <steven.bethard <at> gmail.com> writes:
> Please read the PEP if you haven't, particularly the "Why isn't the
> functionality just being added to optparse?" section. I don't believe
> it is sensible to re-implement all of optparse. What Ian Bicking is
> proposing, I believe, is simpler -- adding a few aliases here and
> there so that you don't have to rename so many things when you're
> upgrading from optparse to argparse.

Although I am of the people who think working modules shouldn't be deprecated, I
also don't think adding compatibility aliases is a good idea. They only make the
APIs more bloated and maintenance more tedious. Let's keep the new APIs clean of
any unnecessary baggage.



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