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Author amcnabb
Recipients amcnabb, pycurry
Date 2010-02-16.22:24:52
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I think that optparse is doing the right thing here.  I think that your code example should be changed to:

import optparse
  parser = optparse.OptionParser()
  parser.add_option("-o", "--option", action = "append")
  options, args = parser.parse_args()
  if not options.option:
    options.option = ['a']
  print options

Think of the default as the initial list, and each time the -o option is specified, an item is appended to that initial list.
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