Enchancement suggestion for argparse: intuit type from default
roy at panix.com
Thu Mar 15 01:52:23 CET 2012
In article <4f612a9d$0$12033$742ec2ed at news.sonic.net>,
John Nagle <nagle at animats.com> wrote:
> On 3/13/2012 2:08 PM, Roy Smith wrote:
> > Using argparse, if I write:
> > parser.add_argument('--foo', default=100)
> > it seems like it should be able to intuit that the type of foo should
> > be int (i.e. type(default)) without my having to write:
> > parser.add_argument('--foo', type=int, default=100)
> > Does this seem like a reasonable enhancement to argparse?
> presents some problems.
I'll admit I hadn't considered that, but I don't see it as a major
problem. The type intuition could be designed to only work for types
other than NoneType.
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