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Date 2020-09-01.15:42:45
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I've noted this behavior before.

https://bugs.python.org/issue27859
argparse - subparsers does not retain namespace

https://bugs.python.org/issue9351
argparse set_defaults on subcommands should override top level set_defaults

Due to a change 2012, the subparser gets a new blank `namespace`.  When done those values are copied to the main namespace.  That gives subparser defaults priority over both the main ones, and the user provided namespace.

I don't entirely like that change, but it was made by the original developer.
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