[Python-Dev] bug or feature? fixing argparse's default help value for version actions

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Fri May 21 01:14:24 CEST 2010

2010/5/20 Steven Bethard <steven.bethard at gmail.com>:
> Sorry I haven't had time to get around to the argparse issues. I
> should have time this weekend. I need a release manager call on one of
> the issues though. Two things I assume are fine to fix at this stage:
> * In the documentation, the '--version' example should either not use
> a shorthand, or should use the conventional '-V'
> * In the documentation, the difference between the argparse and
> optparse ways of specifying versions needs to be mentioned in the
> section on migrating from optparse.

Documentation changes are always okay.

> Can this be considered a bug, i.e. something that can be committed
> before the RC? Or does it need to be considered a feature, i.e. at
> this point can never be added to Python 2.7?

That sounds fine to me.

> Thanks, and sorry again for not having time for this until now,


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