[Python-ideas] Enabling man page structure for python

Andi Albrecht albrecht.andi at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 22:22:22 CEST 2012


On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 7:25 PM, Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> See http://bugs.python.org/issue14102 “argparse: add ability to create a
> man page”

I've started to work on this issue some time ago. The starting point
was a man page formatter based on optparse I wrote earlier. But I've
encountered some problems since the output order of argparse
formatters differ from what to expect on a man page. IIRC I saw the
need to do some changes to the way how argparse formatters work but
unfortunately got interrupted by other work.

IMO adding a argparse formatter would the probably the right way to
add man page support. There would even be no need to add this to
stdlib then.

Best regards,


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