How to use optparse without the command line?

Miki Tebeka miki.tebeka at
Wed Apr 13 09:38:35 EDT 2011

> But I find it dumb to encode and decode a dictionary... So I would
> like to know how I if there is a good way of passing a dictionary to
> optparse and benefiting from its option management (check, error
> detection, etc).
I don't think you can get away from encoding/decoding the option dictionary. You can merge the options from the command line though.
options = {"a" : 1, "b" : 2}
opts, args = parser.parse_args()

Miki Tebeka <miki.tebeka at>

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