[Python-Dev] Python launcher command line usage (Was: 3.2.1 encoding surprise)

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Tue Jul 19 22:59:54 CEST 2011

On Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:21:30 +0100
Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Two questions:
> 1. What level of support is there for PEP 397? If it's unlikely to get
> accepted, there's little point in basing a solution on it.

It only needs support from our Windows users or developers.
It is doubtful than any Linux or OS X user would oppose it on purely
platonic grounds. I myself, as a casual Windows user, understand that
the current situation is not optimal and believe that any improvement is

Practically, if Mark Hammond is satisfied with his own proposal, if
Martin doesn't oppose it, and if other users like you say it's a good
step forward, then I don't see any reason for it *not* to be accepted.

(if you want an explicit +1, here it is :-))

> 2. Would it be worth extending the goals of the PEP to make
> simplifying command line usage an explicit goal? Or is it better to
> keep PEP 397 focused on one thing and have a separate PEP covering
> such further extensions to the PEP 397 launcher?

I have no opinion about that.



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