Trollop up to 8k downloads

UPDATE 2010-05-19: 12k downloads. Whoohoo!

I just noticed that Trollop 1.16.2 has over 8,000 downloads. That’s roughly an order of magnitude more than Sup. So, yay. Of course I suspect it’s largely thanks to the fact that it’s now a dependency of Cucumber. But I’ll take what I can get.

After all, it’s only been the best option parser for Ruby for three whole years.

Some people get it:

In my experience, OptionParser has been frustrating to use for several reasons, one of them being the poor documentation — hence your question. William Morgan, the author of Trollop, shows no mercy in his criticism (for example, see and I can’t dispute what he says.

And some people are merrily producing horrible alternatives.

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