PEP proposal optparse

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at gmx.net
Thu Sep 18 19:00:26 CEST 2008


On Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:07:45 -0500, Grant Edwards wrote:

> While we're making suggestions, I've always wished that the --help
> output displayed the default values for options in addition to the help
> text specified by the user.  I end up having to enter the default values
> twice -- once as a keyword argument and again in the help text.

'%default' in the help text will be replaced by the default value.  See 
the last option in the first example here:

http://docs.python.org/lib/optparse-generating-help.html

Ciao,
	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch



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