Éric Araujo <mer...@netwok.org> added the comment:

I think using shlex unconditionally to parse lines sent to cmd.Cmd may not be 

Cmd is very generic and there are many ways to parse lines into arguments:
- no parsing (think Python shells or remote command execution)
- shlex (makes sense for unix users, maybe not others)
- parse_ints as in your example (lexing + conversion)
- optparse (I read about a tool where the interactive command format was the 
same as the command-line arguments format, which makes is super easy to support 
all commands in a config file or “session replay” file!)
- many more.

Could the shlex parsing be in a subclass?  Or is it small enough to be in the 
docs?  If it’s not small, maybe the base Cmd class needs to be reworked to make 
it easier to hook into line parsing?

nosy: +eric.araujo

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