'-m' option (was RE: [Python-Dev] ConfigParser patches)

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sun Oct 3 05:43:06 CEST 2004

On Sat, 2004-10-02 at 23:27, Nick Coghlan wrote:

> I'm starting to lean that way myself. The semantics for a straight module are
> easy, but the package version is horrible (Either we have a package getting
> imported before "__main__" starts running, or else we don't properly support
> package __path__ variables. I don't find either option appealing)
> I think I'll simply drop all package support from the patch and allow modules
> only. That will still cover the initial use cases (pdb, profile and the like)
> Adding support for packages later (in a different patch) would still be possible
> if there was interest.

+1 and I'd still love to see this in Python 2.4.  Could you please
assign the patch to someone other than me though?  I don't honestly
think I'll have time to review it before 2.4b1.


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