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Date 2020-12-21.18:09:21
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Thanks for the help! I was mistaken here.

The behavior I want is to not add the option to the namespace regardless of whether or not the user set it. I was initially under the impression that dest=SUPPRESS caused this behavior, however, it seems to have the same behavior as default=SUPPRESS due to the code at https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/711381dfb09fbd434cc3b404656f7fd306161a64/Lib/argparse.py#L1838-L1841. By using default=SUPPRESS which is documented and a custom __call__ method on an Action class, I can get the behavior I want so I'm closing this issue.

Thanks again and sorry for the noise!
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