[Distutils] Self-contained boostrap scripts [was: Re: A new, experimental packaging tool: distil]

Ronald Oussoren ronaldoussoren at mac.com
Sun Mar 31 13:40:25 CEST 2013

On 29 Mar, 2013, at 21:11, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 8:43 AM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
>> WinZip will ignore anything in the front of the file since the zip
>> directory doesn't reference it. The #! shebang is for Unix, would
>> point to the correct Python, and the +x flag would make it executable.
>> The mini PEP is for the .pyz registration and for publicity.
> The two big reasons almost nobody knows about the executable zip files
> and directories is we forgot to mention it in the original 2.6 What's
> New (it's there now, but was added much later), and it was done in a
> tracker issue [1] (with Guido participating) rather than as a PEP.
> A new PEP to:
> * register the .pyz and .pyzw extensions in the 3.4 Windows installer


* add support for .pyz and .pyzw support to Python Launcher on OSX

> * ship a tool for creating an executable pyz or pyzw file from a
> directory of pure-Python files (warning if any extension files are
> noticed, and with the option of bytecode precompilation)


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