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Author eric.araujo
Recipients docs@python, eric.araujo, eric.smith, gray_hemp
Date 2010-07-06.20:33:51
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I was suggesting a doc bug only if the current doc didn’t advertise clearly this way of combining nargs with positional arguments. Using “--” is most certainly standard and right, 

Using “--” to explicitly signal positional arguments is most certainly right and standard, but people have to read about that for the first time somewhere. In a perfect world, that would be in their shell’s man page, but better add a word about it in the reference. The “--” marker is actually mentioned in one section:

I’m reopening, suggesting that a line be added to explain the standard “--” separator for use cases like Sergey’s.
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