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

Benjamin Peterson musiccomposition at gmail.com
Sat Nov 22 01:28:59 CET 2008

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 5:52 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

Feel free to add it! There were so many new things in 2.6, that we
were bound to miss a few things.

> Cheers,
> Nick.

Benjamin Peterson
"There's nothing quite as beautiful as an oboe... except a chicken
stuck in a vacuum cleaner."

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