Variable number of arguments
David.Raymond at tomtom.com
Mon Dec 17 13:57:53 EST 2018
argparse works fine on 3.x
You can't really have back to back _positional_ arguments with nargs = "+" as it won't be able to tell where you meant one group to end and the next to begin. You'd have to call it with switches like
script.py -if inFile1 inFile2 inFile3 -of outFile -swf stopwordsFile1 stopwordsFile2
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Subject: Variable number of arguments
My script is used by a web interface which gets some parameters from a form.
The parameters are passed on as arguments like this:
def start(self, _Inputfile ,_Outputfile ,_Stopwordsfile)
As long as the number of arguments is set (i.e. 3), there are no problems running the script.
Currently I have e.g.
ARGV = _Inputfile
ARGV = _Outputfile
ARGV = _Stopwordsfile
Now I want to allow a variable number of arguments, i.e. 1..n input files or stopwords lists.
In this case ARGV would become [filename1.txt, filename2.txt,...], but I wonder how ARGV would still remain _Outputfile.
I thought of using the argparse module with nargs='+' for a variable number arguments but it seems to work only with Python 2.7 and I have 3.6 running.
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