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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Sep 30 02:56:22 CEST 2009

On Sep 29, 2009, at 8:25 PM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

> getopt is very procedural - you define a minimal amount regarding the
> options you accept, but then do the bulk of the command line  
> processing
> yourself

Right, and we shouldn't underestimate the cognitive load this  
imposes.  All those twisty if-conditions are de-facto part of getopt's  


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