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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 30 03:21:49 CEST 2009

Greg Ewing wrote:
> Paul Moore wrote:
>> I'd rather argparse (or any library function)
>> didn't call sys.exit on my behalf - it should raise an exception.
> Actually, sys.exit() *does* raise an exception (i.e.
> SystemExit) that you can catch if you want.

I was going to mention that. Between catching SystemExit, the '-i'
switch to the interpeter and the PYTHONINSPECT environment variable,
investigating applications that call sys.exit isn't *that* difficult.
It's a far cry from the instant exits of a C level abort call.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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