[Python-Dev] PEP 389: argparse - new command line parsing module

Floris Bruynooghe floris.bruynooghe at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 17:54:52 CEST 2009

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 07:28:39AM -0700, Steven Bethard wrote:
> Ok, sounds like there are a number of supporters for keeping getopt
> around and just deprecating optparse. For those who'd like to keep
> getopt around, I have a few questions:
> * Would you be opposed to a note in the getopt documentation
> suggesting argparse as an alternative?

No, I'd encourage such a note.

> * Would you like argparse to grow an add_getopt_arguments method (as
> in my other post)?

That looks nice indeed.

> * If argparse grew an add_getopt_arguments, would you still want to
> keep getopt around? And if so, why?

If clearly documented as "Hey, getopt users, check this out!" then I'd
be indifferent to the proposed deprecation of getopt.


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