optparse question

Pat Pat at junk.net
Tue Jan 27 20:45:15 CET 2009

Peter Otten wrote:
> Pat wrote:
>> The question was it possible to add a simple flag like 'd-' to optparse
>> with no other parameters?
> Do you mean "d-" or "-d"? If the latter, what's wrong with Robert Kern's
> answer?
> Peter

I mean "-d" since that's what Unix commands expect for flags.

My sole intention for the "-d" was to put my program into debug mode so 
that while I'm using the Wing IDE,  I can debug my program using just 
one child process (instead of dozens) without having to change a 
constant within my program.  I haven't figured out a way to debug 
multiple child processes in Wing.   But, I confess, I haven't been very 
vigorous in learning how.

My other intention was to learn the optparse module just for the sake of 

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