Possibility to customize the help #4

lpellegr opened this Issue Aug 9, 2011 · 5 comments


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lpellegr commented Aug 9, 2011

It would be nice to have the possibility to customize the help output or at least to have the possibility to retrieve from an OptionParser the options which have been registered.


pholser commented Aug 10, 2011

Agreed. Have a look at branch 'option-descriptor-experiment' and see whether something like that would suit your needs. If so, I can put forth some effort to roll it into master.

Thanks. It is exactly what I was looking for. However, as you suggest, it would be interesting to have this feature in a release deployed in Maven Central.


pholser commented Aug 12, 2011

Cool. When I get a free moment or two I'll work on folding this in.


pholser commented Aug 20, 2011

I've released 4.0 beta 1 today -- have a look at it and let me know whether the HelpFormatter capability suits your needs. I'd appreciate any constructive feedback you have on how to improve the experience for custom HelpFormatter writers!


pholser commented Sep 7, 2011

I'm marking this closed, as I haven't heard anything back that would lead me to believe that the resolution is not satisfactory. We can discuss/implement enhancements to help generation in new issues if needed.

pholser closed this Sep 7, 2011

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