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

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Jun 27 18:40:52 CEST 2006

On Tue, Jun 27, 2006, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> 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?

Well, yes, considering that cd'ing to the module's dir and doing "python
module.py" will now fail.
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