optparse.py: FutureWarning error

John Abel jabel at plus.net
Wed Jun 8 11:12:46 CEST 2005


Magnus Lycka wrote:

>Terry Reedy wrote:
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>>This should REALLY be on the doc page of the Python site. 
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>Agreed.
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>>It is really time to stop pretending that the only Python users 
>>that count have a *nix on their desk.
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>I agree with this too, but if you're a programmer
>on the Windows platform with possibility to install
>software on the machine you work with, I strongly
>suggest that you install cygwin or something
>equivalent. Not just for "man python". Tools like
>grep and find are vastly superior to anything I've
>seen natively on windows if you want to process the
>data you find in some automated way.
>
>In my experience, Windows 2000 and later are fairly
>decent operating systems if you have Python and
>cygwin installed, but I'd feel awfully handicapped
>without those tools.
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As a programmer on Win32, and *nix platforms, I agree with needing 
better tools.  however, I find cygwin a pita.  For tools such as grep 
and find, try this http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/.  No need for cygwin 
( though that's not say cygwin isn't useful ).

J



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