[Python-Dev] More Python command-line features
Wed, 08 Sep 1999 08:41:18 -0400
While we're talking about Python command-line features, I have a couple
of requests that would make life alot easier for us.
1. I'd like the options given before the script name to
be accessable to Python scripts. For example, in:
python -O foo.py bar spam
I'd like to have a sys variable that told me that the arguments
['-O'] were included before the arguments ['foo.py', 'bar', 'spam']
(aka sys.argv). This is needed if I want to fork/exec (or span or
whatever) Python with the same option.
2. I'd like to be able to supply environment variables to Python
on the command line, as in:
python -O -e PYTHONHOME=/Zope foo.py bar spam
This would be very helpful in environment-variable-challenged
environments like windows 9x, and might be handy elswhere as
If people agree that these would be good ideas, I'd ve happy
to supply a patch.
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