[Python-Dev] Inconsistent behaviour in import/zipimport hooks

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Thu Nov 10 05:00:44 CET 2005

> This should work on a few platforms:
> env PYTHONPATH=FILE.zip python -m some_module_in_the_zip

Yeah, that's not bad, but I hate setting PYTHONPATH.  I was thinking
more along the line of

  python -z ZIPFILE

where python would look at the ZIPFILE to see if there's a top-level
module called "__init__", and if so, load it.  That would allow
existing PYTHONPATH settings to still be used if the user cares.


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