[Distutils] Improving distutils' script and GUI app handling

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 23:00:19 CEST 2005

On 9/16/05, Trent Mick <trentm at activestate.com> wrote:
> > The only missing piece so far, for me at least, is that it's not
> > possible to use dotted module names with the -m option:
> >
> > p24 -m ctypes.wrap.h2xml windows.h
> That's too bad. I didn't know "-m" didn't support that... but then I
> haven't really used it that much yet.

There's a patch on SF to implement that (1043356 ) and a corresponding
PEP (338), but I don't know what's required to get it added.

Another annoyance with -m is that it doesn't support modules in
zipfiles (e.g., zipped eggs). I submitted a bug for that one (1250389)
but I don't have a C build environment that I can use to try out any
form of fix - so I'm relying on someone else's goodwill to look into


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