[Python-Dev] Adding zipfile and directory execution to What's New for Python 2.6.1?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat Nov 22 00:52:42 CET 2008

A trick we added to 2.6 that users seem to not notice is that it is now
possible to execute zipfiles and directories from the command line by
including a __main__.py module (that module will then be executed, but
more importantly, the zipfile or directory name will be added to the
beginning of sys.path so related modules can be found easily).

I went looking for this in the 2.6 What's New and couldn't find anything
about it (certainly not in the most obvious section - the one that
describes the other changes to the interpreter command line options and
environment variables).

Did I just miss something? Or should more on this be added to the What's
New for 2.6.1?


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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