[Python-Dev] Importing packages from command line

Alex Martelli aleaxit at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 22 12:07:14 EST 2003

On Monday 22 December 2003 12:45 pm, Dmitry Vasiliev wrote:
> >>1. python -p package_name
> >>
> >>     Equivalent to:
> >>
> >>     import package_name
> The main idea is to treating package as a program and run package
> initialization code from command line. The advantage is zipping all
> program modules in one zip archive and running the program from command
> line without unzipping it, like Java's jar's. But this idea need more
> thoughts however...

Couldn't you use:
    python -c "import package_name"
for this purpose even today?


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