[stdlib-sig] should we try to add argparse?

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Sep 10 20:56:36 CEST 2009

Upfront people need to realize that we might have three argument
parsing libraries for a while, but it won't be forever. If we get
argparse accepted we would slowly deprecate at least optparse, if not
getopt (lat time I tried to ditch getopt for Python 3 some argued that
getopt supported stuff optparse didn't), out of the standard library
and toss them into PyPI for those who refuse to switch. The standard
library might not evolve a lot, but it isn't dead or in stone.

But before this can happen, people need to have a general consensus
that I should bug Steven about contributing as it will require a PEP
from him. Steven already has commit privileges to maintenance from him
will not be a problem.

So if you want this to actually happen and for me to start talking to
Steven just reply to this email w/ a vote.

I am +0

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