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Function annotations -> argparse parser

Project description

clii

A dead simple way to generate a CLI (via argparse) using Python 3.7+ function annotations.

Right now it's nearly featureless, but it does support subcommands! See test_clii.py for more details.

Installation

python3.7 -m pip install --user clii

Usage

from clii import App, Arg

cli = App(description=__doc__)


@cli.main
def say_hello(name: str, 
              greeting: Arg('-g', str, 'Greeting to use') = 'hello'):
    """Sum two numbers."""
    print(f'{greeting}, {name}')


if __name__ == '__main__':
    cli.run() 

gives you

$ ./test_hello.py -h

usage: test_hello.py [-h] [--greeting GREETING] name

Greet somebody.

positional arguments:
  name

  optional arguments:
    -h, --help            show this help message and exit
    --greeting GREETING, -g GREETING
                            Greeting to use. Default: hello

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