[Python-ideas] Python 3.4 should include docopt as-is

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Sep 28 22:28:12 CEST 2013

On 9/28/2013 6:42 AM, Ned Batchelder wrote:
> On 9/28/13 12:44 AM, anatoly techtonik wrote:
>> This - http://docopt.org/ - should be included with Python 3.4
>> distribution.
> In addition to the other questions already asked, you haven't answered
> the fundamental one: Why should docopt be included in the stdlib?  It's
> right there in PyPI where any one can get it.  Why is it better in the
> stdlib than in PyPI?

The stdlib has mostly switched from using optparse to argparse. The next 
question is what relation docopt has to either?? What is its backend? 
Anyway, it strikes be as a wrapper module best kept as third party, 
similar to re and urllib wrappers.

Terry Jan Reedy

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