[Python-Dev] Draft PEP and reference implementation of a Python launcher for Windows
mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Sat Mar 19 07:02:08 CET 2011
During the huge thread about PEP 394, a suggestion was made that a
"launcher" for Python on Windows could be implemented which would allow
for some of the guidelines in that PEP to apply to the Windows version
I've attached the first draft of a PEP for such a launcher and put the
first draft of the "reference implementation" (implemented in Python 3)
The reference implementation is fairly complete WRT the features
described in the PEP. However, I'm sure there will be comments on both
the PEP itself and the implementation, so I'm putting them up for
discussion now rather than spending more time polishing things which may
end up changing. I'll start work on a C implementation once there is
broad agreement on the functionality in the reference implementation.
All comments welcome, including, but not limited to:
* Is this really PEP material, or will turning the PEP into a regular
spec be suitable?
* If it is a PEP, is it "Standards Track" or "Informational"?
* Does the functionality described strike the right balance between
simplicity and usefulness?
* Does the strategy have general support from Martin, who as the person
making Python distributions would need to be involved in at least some
aspects of it (specifically, having the installer MSI install the
launcher and update the file associations to reference it).
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