[Python-Dev] Re: hook for standalone executable

Damien Morton damien-morton at nyc.rr.com
Thu Aug 14 15:55:37 EDT 2003

Why not activate the hook if a magic cookie has been appended to the
executable. This cookie would flag that a zip archive had been appended
to the executable, and would incorporate information as to the length of
the archive.

The file layout would then be:

<executable> <zip header> <zip archive> <zip length> <zip cookie>

To test for the existance of a zip archive, youd would do the following:

If ((exe[-4:] == <zip cookie>) && (exe[exe[-8:-4]:] == <zip header>))

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