[Python-Dev] Add a -z interpreter flag to execute a zip file

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Jul 24 05:00:28 CEST 2007

New icons get added so rarely that each time it happens, Windows has
changed enough to make the instructions invalid... I do remember
creating icon associations for .py, .pyc, .pyo and .pyw, and separate
"open" associations for these. IIRC the two associations are quite
independent. Probably everything has changed though since we now use


On 7/23/07, Andy C <andychup at gmail.com> wrote:
> Just to update everyone on the status of this, the next thing on my
> list is to figure out the Windows build and set up the the file
> association in the installer.  Actually, I should ask if there's
> anything else that I should pay attention to here, e.g. do I have to
> add an icon association for Windows or something like that?
> Is there any documentation like a wiki page on this?  I looked at the
> README in the PC* directories and it doesn't seem to talk about the
> installer.  Maybe it will become clearer when I get Visual Studio.
> Andy
> On 7/23/07, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 23/07/07, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> > > Actually, it isn't, because you can't start a zipfile with a Python
> > > script.  Lord knows I've *tried*, but the Python interpreter just
> > > won't accept arbitrary binary data as part of a script.  :)
> >
> > That bit me a while back, hard enough that I thought of putting
> > together a patch for it (probably just to stop processing the script
> > at a NUL byte), but never did as I didn't think I could put a
> > convincing enough case for it being *useful*.
> >
> > Anyway, I'd be happy enough with the -z patch as it stands, or if
> > someone comes up with something better, that would suit me too...
> >
> > Paul.
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