[Python-Dev] Re: hook for standalone executable

Neil Schemenauer nas-python at python.ca
Thu Aug 14 13:42:32 EDT 2003

Damien Morton wrote:
> 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.

I suppose some executable formats do not like extra data appended at the
end.  Patching a global variable with a linking step sounds like the
best solution (as suggested by MvL).  If someone would create a tool for
Windows that would make most users happy.


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