[Python-Dev] PEP 427: wheel

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sat Feb 16 11:12:49 CET 2013

On Sat, 16 Feb 2013 19:18:22 +1000
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Daniel Holth <dholth at gmail.com> wrote:
> > #. Python scripts must appear in ``scripts`` and begin with exactly
> >    ``b'#!python'`` in order to enjoy script wrapper generation and
> >    ``#!python`` rewriting at install time.  They may have any or no
> >    extension.
> For compatibility with file encoding declarations, I believe this
> needs to be relaxed to starting with '#!python' in the source file
> encoding, rather than strictly b'#!python' (which will only be the
> case for ASCII compatible encodings).

I may be wrong, but I am not aware that Python is able to read encoding
declarations in a non-ASCII compatible encoding :-)

Also, given the shebang line is for use by the OS, the appropriate
encoding should be decided by the OS, not Python conventions. But I
would surprised if a shebang-compatible used a non-ASCII encoding by



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