[Python-Dev] PEP 328 and PEP 338, redux
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Tue Jun 27 18:12:56 CEST 2006
At 08:08 AM 6/27/2006 -0700, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>Bad idea IMO. The __name__ == "__main__" rule is so ingrained, you
>don't want to mess with it.
Actually, maybe we *do* want to, for this usage.
Note that until Python 2.5, it was not possible to do "python -m
nested.module", so this change merely prevents *existing* modules from
being run this way -- when they could not have been before!
So, such modules would require a minor change to run under -m. Is this
actually a problem, or is it a new feature?
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