[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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