[Python-Dev] Re: hook for standalone executable

Jeff Epler jepler at unpythonic.net
Thu Aug 14 14:43:47 EDT 2003

On Thu, Aug 14, 2003 at 07:29:02PM +0200, Thomas Heller wrote:
> Here's another idea, based on the ancient history of Visual Smalltalk:
> Let the hook be triggered by the fact that in the same directory as the
> executable is another file present having the same name as the
> executable, with a certain extension appended (VS used '.bnd').

-1.  This may be a good answer on Windows and Mac, but this is very
much not the Unix way.  If a file is in a directory called "bin", it'd
damned well better be an executable file.


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