argparse vs getopt

Ian Bruene ianbruene at
Wed Jun 14 20:23:08 UTC 2017

On 06/14/2017 02:30 PM, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Yeah, I thought I recalled that this was an issue.

But wait! There's more!

> argparse works just fine on Python 2.6: pip install argparse

So which is it? Is requiring argparse installation acceptable?

The conversion tradeoff was marginal enough that I'm inclined to stay
with getopt at this point even if it is acceptable.

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