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Author andersk
Recipients andersk, bethard, drm, eric.araujo, eric.smith, gdb, nelhage, r.david.murray
Date 2011-02-06.19:53:43
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That would be a good first step.

I continue to advocate making that mode the default, because it’s consistent with how every other command line program works[1], and backwards compatible with the current argparse behavior.

As far as documentation for older versions, would it be reasonable to un-deprecate optparse until argparse becomes a suitable replacement?  There are still lots of programmers working in Python 2.7.

[1] bethard’s msg128047 is confusing positional arguments with option arguments.  All UNIX commands that accept option arguments have no trouble accepting option arguments that begin with -.  For example, ‘grep -e -pattern file’ is commonly used to search for patterns beginning with -.
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