Author gousaiyang
Recipients gousaiyang, rhettinger
Date 2020-04-13.05:39:37
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> The primary function of the Namespace class is to hold valid attributes and to allow the dot operator to access those attributes.

I acknowledge this. Invalid attribute names are not useful in production. However, some crazy people like me would define arguments like these, producing an repr string that does not round-trip:

>>> from argparse import ArgumentParser
>>> parser = ArgumentParser()
>>> parser.add_argument('-8')
>>> parser.add_argument('-@')
>>> parser.add_argument('--return')
>>> parser.parse_args(['-8', 'y', '-@', '', '--return', 'foo'])
Namespace(return='foo', **{'8': 'y', '@': ''})

(I know I can use the `dest` argument to define an alternative name to store in the namespace.)

The reason why I open this issue is that I see issue 24360 already tried to improve the repr string for invalid names by using the `isidentifier` check. (Which is almost "as unuseful as this issue" for production use, since repr is almost only used for development instead of production.) The original author thought the improvement was enough to be round-trippable but missed the special case of keywords, and my patch will fix this.
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