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Author paul.j3
Recipients bethard, ezio.melotti, mikn, nailor, paul.j3, petri.lehtinen, python-dev, r.david.murray
Date 2014-10-27.02:25:37
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I'm exploring modifying that patch by adding a 'subnamespace' attribute to the subparsers Action object.  This would give the user, or the main parser control over the namespace that is passed to a subparser.

For example: 

        subnamespace = getattr(self, 'subnamespace', False)
        if subnamespace is None:
        elif not  subnamespace:
            subnamespace = namespace
        # if None, subparser will use a fresh one
        subnamespace, arg_strings = parser.parse_known_args(arg_strings, subnamespace)
        for key, value in vars(subnamespace).items():
            setattr(namespace, key, value)

As written here, no value (or any False) would use the main parser namespace, as done with existing code.

A 'None' value, would use the a new empty namespace, as proposed in this patch.

Or the user could directly define the namespace, e.g.

    sp = parser.add_subparsers()
    sp.subnamespace = Namespace(foo=4)

That could also be convenient if the user is using a custom Namespace class.

'parse_known_args' could also set this attribute, based on whether the user has given it a namespace or not.
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