suppressing argparse arguments in the help
__peter__ at web.de
Tue Feb 28 11:02:24 EST 2012
Andrea Crotti wrote:
> I have a script that might be used interactively but also has some
> arguments that
> should not be used by "normal" users.
> So I just want to suppress them from the help.
> I've read somewhere that the help=SUPPRESS should do what I want:
> parser.add_argument('-n', '--test_only',
> but that's what I get from "myapp -h", which is not exactly what I was
> looking for..
> -f, --first_level ==SUPPRESS== (default: False)
> --never_redevelop ==SUPPRESS== (default: False)
> Any other solutions?
That shouldn't happen. Did you reload() somewhere?
argparse tests object identity not equality with SUPPRESS, so you have to
ensure that SUPPRESS stems from the same instance of the argparse module as
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