Help with optionparse recipe

Stephen Boulet stephen.no at spam.theboulets.net.please
Tue Jul 27 07:40:46 CEST 2004


I'm having trouble with the "optionparse" recipe in the cookbook:

http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/278844

This does not give me the results I expected (namely the arguments on the
command line for each flag):

#!/usr/bin/env python
"""An example script invoking optionparse, my wrapper around optparse.

  usage: %prog [options] args
  -f, --file: file to attach
  -s, --subject: email subject
  -a, --address: email address
"""

import optionparse
opt, args = optionparse.parse(__doc__)
if not opt and not args:
    optionparse.exit()
if opt.file:
    print opt.file
if opt.subject:
    print opt.subject
if opt.address:
    print opt.address

Result:

$ python opttest.py -f "myfile.txt" -s "Here's the file" \
 -a someone at there.net
True
True
True

What am I doing wrong here?

-- 

Stephen      

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you probably have too much stuff on it that
doesn't need to be there.
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