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Parser with automatic creation of parsers and subparsers for paths.

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Parser with automatic creation of parsers and subparsers for paths.


Supported versions of python: **``3.3+``** (because of
inspect.Signature, which was introduced in python 3.3)

.. code:: shell

pip install argparse-autogen


``argparse_autogen.EndpointParser`` is intended to replace basic
``argparse.ArgumentParser``. It extends subparsers creation logic, and
adds a new special method ``add_endpoint``.

Simple example:

.. code:: python

import argparse_autogen

class MyCli():
def do_stuff(self, target, force=False):
This does cool stuff!

:param str target: Target to execute a cool stuff
:param bool force: Force doing cool stuff
print(target, force)

cli = MyCli()

parser = argparse_autogen.EndpointParser()
parser.add_endpoint('do_stuff', cli.do_stuff)
parser.parse_and_call(['do_stuff', 'my target']) # this will print "my target false"
parser.parse_and_call(['do_stuff', '--force', 'my target']) # this will print "my target true"

``add_endpoint`` method is clever enough to parse methods docstring and
add corresponding helps in arguments. For example,
``parser.parse_args(['do_stuff', '--help'])`` in above example will show
something like


usage: do_stuff [-h] [--force]

This does cool stuff!

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--force Force doing cool stuff

This magic is done by ``argparse_autogen.autospec`` function. It
introspects function signature, and adds corresponding argparse
arguments to parser. ``**kwargs`` are supported and can be passed as
``[key=value [key=value ...]]``. You can override argument settings by
passing ``argument_overrides`` option to ``add_endpoint``. This must be
a ``dict[str, dict]`` where keys are parameter name, and values are
parameters to override defaults passed to ``parser.add_argument``

More endpoint examples

Nested class and complex paths:

.. code:: python

import argparse_autogen

class MyCli():
def __init__(self):
self.users = self.Users()
self.groups = self.Groups()

class Users():
def get(self, user_id): pass
def list(self, **filter): pass
def set_roles(self, user_id, *role): pass
def update(self, user_id, **fields): pass

class Groups():
def get(self, group_id): pass

cli = MyCli()

parser = argparse_autogen.EndpointParser()

parser.add_endpoint('users.get', cli.users.get, argument_overrides={'user_id': {'help': 'Users id'}})
parser.add_endpoint('users.list', cli.users.list)
# this will use __qualname__ of update func as path, lowercased and trailing and ending underscores removed.
# The first item of qualname is skipped, so it would be `users.update`, not `mycli.users.update`

# Alternatively, you can use autogeneration of paths and endpoints:
# parser.generate_endpoints(cli.users, root_path='users', endpoint_kwargs={'users.get': {'argument_overrides': {'user_id': {'help': 'Users id'}}}})
# Will create endpoints from class methods.

groups_get_parser = parser.add_endpoint('groups get', cli.groups.get, autospec=False)
groups_get_parser.add_argument('group_id', help='Group id')

users_parser = parser.get_endpoint_parser('users')
users_parser.description = 'Users operations'



1.2 (2017-03-01)

- Ability to automatically generate path from func's qualname

1.1 (2017-02-28)

- Filter args from func signature in call method #1

1.0 (2017-02-26)

- First release

0.1 (2017-02-25)

- Initial commit

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