[Python-ideas] PEP for executing a module in a package containing relative imports
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Sun Apr 22 20:54:57 CEST 2007
Brett Cannon wrote:
>> * __name__ is never mangled and contains always the dotted name of
>> the current module. It's not set to '__main__' any more.
> That can't be true. If I am in the directory /spam but I execute the
> file /bacon/code.py, what is the name of /bacon/code.py supposed to
> be? It makes absolutely no sense unless sys.path happens to have
> either / or /bacon. This is why I wondered out loud if setting
> whatever attribute that is chosen not to __main__ should only be done
> with '-m' as that keeps it simple and clear instead of having to try
> to reverse-engineer a file's __name__ attribute.
I haven't thought of that issue. :(
>> * I'm against sys.modules['__main__] = main_module because it may
>> cause ugly side effects with reload.
> I assume that key is a string? There is a single quote that is not closed off.
Yes, it's a typo. It should say sys.modules['__main__'].
> I am totally fine if people propose a competing PEP or try to
> resurrect PEP 299, but I am not going to be the person who does that
> leg work.
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