[FRPythoneers] dispatching from a script

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 18:00:49 MDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Greg Holling <greg at holling-co.com> wrote:
> The argparse sub-commands functionality is pretty slick.  It looks to me you could accomplish the same basic purpose with OptionParser.add_option(), which calls a callback for each command-line option.

So each sub-command would have an option with a callback, where the
callback would invoke a sub-OptionParser to consume the rest of the
command line?  I guess you could do that, but since your sub-commands
are actually options they would have to start with '--', which would
be a bit weird.  Also the automatically generated help messages would
probably be confusing.

Anyway, optparse is deprecated.  New code should just use argparse
unless there's a good reason not to.


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