[Distutils] [buildout] zc.recipe.egg interpretters don't support -m

Gary Poster gary.poster at canonical.com
Mon Aug 31 14:30:54 CEST 2009

On Aug 31, 2009, at 7:52 AM, Chris Withers wrote:

> Jim Fulton wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Chris  
>> Withers<chris at simplistix.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Jim Fulton wrote:
>>>>> http://docs.python.org/library/runpy.html#module-runpy
>>>>> Hmmm, maybe it does just the right thing for -m?
>>>> Perhaps.
>>>>> In any case, any objections to me implementing this for buildout  
>>>>> scripts?
>>>> No, but I want to review it before you merge it to trunk.
>>>>> If not, where is the actual code that generates the scripts?
>>>> In the easy_install meodule.
>>> Okay, I'll add it to my to-do list...
>>> ...don't worry, no risk of it getting to the top anytime soon ;-)
>> I went ahead and implemented this in 1.4.1.
> Exellent, thanks :-)
> ...although I think there may still be some rough edges:
> bin/py -m somemodule --some --options
> ...will throw an exception as the code in py tries to consume all  
> the parameters.
> "real" python only consumes the -m and passed the rest on to the  
> script.

The same is true for -c, which we've had for awhile and has the same  
rough edge.  (I changed that in a hacky way for my branch for -c, and  
now for -m.  I'll be trying to change that to use optparse very soon,  
though someone may beat me to it.)


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