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Exposing python functions to the command line

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pyopt version 0.76

A module for command-line options with a pythonic, decorator-centric syntax.

The following example auto-generates help with docstrings, type casting for
arguments and enforcing argument count:

import pyopt

expose = pyopt.Exposer()

def regular_function(arg1:str, arg2:int):
'''Your help - the docstring'''
# bla, etc, foobar spam...
print(repr(arg1), repr(arg2))

if __name__ == "__main__":

There are 3 modes of operation:
1. expose.args - A decorator for positional arguments.
2. expose.kwargs - A decorator for keyword arguments.
3. expose.mixed - A decorator for keyword and positional arguments.

Currently known compromises that are open to discussion, e-mail me:
1. This module was specifically designed with python 3 in mind, certain features
can be converted to python 2.x, but the awesome ones can't.
2. Keyword command-line functions require every argument to start with a
different letter to avoid collisions.
3. Annotations aren't mandatory, I don't know if this is the right way to go,
it's an explicity vs convenience issue.
4. Booleans can't default to false. I couldn't think of a use case for this
so tell me if you did.

License: whatever, I don't mind. Google Code made me choose so I went with
the "New BSD". If somebody has a better idea, e-mail, comment or whatnot.
Hearing from whoever uses this code would be nice, but you really shouldn't
feel obliged.

Contact me at: ubershmekel at gmail

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