[Distutils] Installing scripts

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Tue Jun 15 01:20:16 EDT 2004


On 15-jun-04, at 3:59, Bob Kimble wrote:

> On Monday 14 June 2004 05:28 pm, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
>> I *think* we agreed that stripping a .py extension for scripts on 
>> Unix is
>> acceptable, but it's not clear that any Unix-oriented users other than
>> myself were involved in the discussion.
>
> I'm a Linux guy myself, and I prefer the .py extensions. I figure you 
> can
> always make a symbolic link to a filename without the extension if you 
> like.
> All my Python scripts have .py extensions. Of course, all my bash 
> scripts
> have .sh extensions, too. I don't know what the norm is, but that's my 
> 2
> cents.

The norm is that scripts don't have extensions, that's why you use 
'zgrep' and not 'zgrep.sh' ;). The implementation language is not 
interesting for the user of your script.

Ronald
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