[Distutils] small improvement of the script functionality under win32

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Mon Apr 4 22:46:52 CEST 2005

[Lots of different techniques to trick Windows/DOS into starting
 a Python script]

It is becoming rather obvious that the python -x trick is not
sufficient for Windows/DOS.

Wouldn't it be a lot cleaner if we invented a new command line
switch to provide whatever parsing technique is necessary in
order to provide a truely clean solution with everything in
one file ?

E.g. perhaps we need something like:

-X n  : skip the first n lines in support of OS specific startup code

And then:

@echo off
pathtopython -X 4 scriptfilenamehere %0 %1 ...
# Start of Python code
[program code goes here]

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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