1. Tarek Ziadé
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Issue #78 wontfix

why does "python setup.py MYCOMMAND --verbose" not yield an unrecognized option error but also not set the verbosity?

Zooko O'Whielacronx
created an issue

This command:

python setup.py --verbose darcsver

works as expected -- the presence of '--verbose' increases the verbosity of logging.

This command:

python setup.py darcsver --verbose

does not increase the verbosity, nor does it tell me that the "--verbose" option is an option unknown to the "darcsver" command.

This command:

python setup.py darcsver --quux

gives this helpful output:

usage: setup.py [global_opts] cmd1 [cmd1_opts] [cmd2 [cmd2_opts] ...] or: setup.py --help [cmd1 cmd2 ...] or: setup.py --help-commands or: setup.py cmd --help

error: option --quux not recognized

I think that the middle command ("python setup.py darcsver --verbose") ought to behave either like the first command by increasing the verbosity, or like the last command by telling the user that "--verbose" is not a known option in that position.

Comments (4)

  1. Tarek Ziadé repo owner

    That's Distutils behavior, it should tell you that --verbose is a unrecognized option for your command (unless you implement it)

    please add an issue in bugs.python.org and its link here, and I'll fix it.

    Once fixed, we can backport this here.


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