[Python-ideas] Options parsing in the Tornado Web Server

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Fri Sep 11 10:59:26 CEST 2009

Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Anyone wanting to replace/compete with optparse (particularly with goals
> for latter standard library inclusion) would do well to better
> articulate what they don't like about optparse though. I acknowledge
> that using optparse the first couple of times can have something of a
> learning curve, but that's because it is rather powerful.

Note that argparse does provide that justification:

In particular:
has a short blurb on why Steven didn't just extend optparse. He tried 
to, but decided it was easier if he didn't.


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