Author gward
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Date 2009-11-22.15:30:18
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> but I feel there is a better and more general
> solution - just provide some minimal formatting for description: treat
> empty line as paragraph separator. Then I would be able to add example
> or anything else to the description formatting it as necessary

Agreed.  I have also been bitten by optparse munging paragraphs together
in the description, and it's annoying.  I *think* we could get away with
two simple rules:

  * blank lines separate paragraphs
  * indented lines don't get wrapped

Obviously no one wants to reinvent reStructuredText, but I think that
should do the trick.

If that works, I think the suggested 'examples' arg becomes unnecessary.
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