[Python-Dev] PEP 328 and PEP 338, redux

Nicko van Someren nicko at nicko.org
Tue Jun 27 17:23:16 CEST 2006

On 27 Jun 2006, at 13:03, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> ...
> It occurred to me that a slight modification to PEP 338 might solve  
> the
> problem fairly cleanly: instead of simply setting __name__ to  
> '__main__' for a
> module in a package, the -m switch could prepend the package name  
> so that
> relative imports can work correctly.
> Inside the module, the test for "am I the main module" would need  
> to be
> "__name__.endswith('__main__')" instead of "__name__ ==  
> '__main__'", but other
> than that, there should be very little impact.

Hum... other than effecting more or less every runnable python module  
around it should be very little impact.  That sounds like quite a bit  
of impact to me!


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