[Python-Dev] PEP 338 - Executing Modules as Scripts

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 17:06:54 CET 2006

Paul Moore wrote:
> On 2/11/06, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I finally finished updating PEP 338 to comply with the flexible importing
>> system in PEP 302.
>> The result is a not-yet-thoroughly-tested module that should allow the -m
>> switch to execute any module written in Python that is accessible via an
>> absolute import statement.
> Does this implementation resolve http://www.python.org/sf/1250389 as
> well? A reading of the PEP would seem to imply that it does, but the
> SF patches you mention don't include any changes to the core, so I'm
> not sure...

It will. I haven't updated the command line switch itself yet, so you'd need 
to do "-m runpy <whatever>". I do plan on fixing the switch, but at the moment 
there's a bug in the module's handling of nested packages, so I want to sort 
that out first.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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