[Tutor] Groups of mutually exclusive options

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Tue Apr 22 04:35:44 CEST 2014

On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 05:37:28PM -0700, Alex Kleider wrote:
> On 2014-04-21 14:05, rail shafigulin wrote:
> >Does anybody know if there is a way to specify groups of mutually 
> >exclusive
> >options using argparse module?
> >
> As someone pointed out on this list some months ago, you might want to 
> consider using docopt instead of argparse.  It is much more in keeping 
> with the SPoL philosophy of Unix.

Does docopt solve the Original Poster's question? If not, that advice is 
not terribly helpful.

By the way, I think you mean Single Point Of Truth, not Light.


SPOT, also known as DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself), is an excellent 
principle to follow, but in my experience it is often too difficult to 
follow religiously.


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