[docs] [issue14547] Python symlink to script behaves unexpectedly

Nick Coghlan report at bugs.python.org
Thu Apr 12 03:31:16 CEST 2012

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> added the comment:

Specifically, we end up calling os.realpath() (or the C level equivalent) when initialising __main__.__file__ and sys.path[0].

Agreed this behaviour should be documented (and tested!) explicitly.

assignee:  -> docs at python
components: +Documentation, Tests
nosy: +docs at python
stage:  -> needs patch
type:  -> enhancement
versions: +Python 2.7, Python 3.2, Python 3.3

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