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Build a CLI parser with subcommands

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Python package which allows to define a CLI argument parser (with subcommands) with a schema. The only dependency is the argparse library. Tested (a bit) with Python 3.6+

Please, create an issue if you have a bug-report or find this package needs an improvement. (It definitely needs an improvement.)


pip install climaker


import sys
from climaker import Parser, Subcommands, Arguments, Arg

# Define commands structure
spec = Subcommands({
    'bake': Subcommands({
        'cake': Arguments([
            Arg('-s', '--size', type_=int, default=10),
            Arg('--color', default='pink'),
        'cookie': Arguments([
            Arg('--kind', default='biscuit'),
    'eat': Arguments([
        Arg('edible', default='cookie'),

# Create a parser
parser = Parser(spec)

# Parse arguments
action = parser.parse_arguments(sys.argv[1:])

# ['bake', 'cake']

# {'size': 10, 'color': 'pink'}

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