[Python-Dev] Re: Utility scripts

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Mon Oct 4 22:45:48 CEST 2004

On Monday 04 October 2004 04:03 pm, Paul Moore wrote:
 > Of course, this will enrage Unix users who dislike file extensions :-)

Yes, indeed it will, as well it should.

 > Maybe having a user-specifiable option, something like --strip-ext, to
 > strip the .py extension from scripts when installing, would be useful.
 > (I recall something like this being discussed on the distutils-sig a
 > while back. Maybe this discussion should move there.)

We discussed something very similar to this, but it wasn't so much a per-user 
distinction.  As a package author, the name of the executables that get 
installed as part of my package are part of the user interface; I should be 
abe to control them on each platform I support.

There are enough twists to this that we didn't come up with a general solution 
at the time, and I've not had time to revisit the topic since then, though 
I'd like to get something more workable over the next few months.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>

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