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Title: Incorrect docs for optparse OptionParser add_help_option
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Components: Documentation Versions:
process
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: Nosy List: forest, georg.brandl
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Created on 2007-06-23 18:16 by forest, last changed 2007-08-23 21:48 by georg.brandl. This issue is now closed.

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msg32384 - (view) Author: Forest (forest) Date: 2007-06-23 18:16
http://www.python.org/doc/2.5/lib/optparse-creating-parser.html

The docs say:

"add_help_option (default: True) If true, optparse will add a help option (with option strings "-h" and "-help") to the parser."

In fact, it adds option strings "-h" and "--help".  Note the additional '-' character as compared to the documentation.
msg55226 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2007-08-23 21:48
This is finally fixed with the new sources and toolset.
History
Date User Action Args
2007-08-23 21:48:17georg.brandlsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg55226
nosy: + georg.brandl
2007-06-23 18:16:54forestcreate