Author paul.j3
Recipients bethard, gotgenes, jamadagni, micktwomey, paul.j3
Date 2014-06-03.05:44:00
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Another way to add an existing Action to a group is to modify the 'add_argument' method for the Group subclass.  For example we could add this to the _MutuallyExclusiveGroup class:

    def add_argument(self, *args, **kwargs):
        # allow adding a prexisting Action
        if len(args) and isinstance(args[0], Action):
            action =  args[0]
            return self._group_actions.append(action)
            return super(_MutuallyExclusiveGroup, self).add_argument(*args, **kwargs)

With this the 1st example might be written as:

    group1 = parser.add_mutually_exclusive_group()
    a_action = parser.add_argument('-a')
    c_action = parser.add_argument('-c')
    group2 = parser.add_mutually_exclusive_group()
    d_action = parser.add_argument('-d')

This might be more intuitive to users.
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