[Python-ideas] pep 397

Liam Marsh liam.marsh.home at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 13:47:54 CET 2015

"I suspect you don't
need any changes to the language to make this work"

- you are right, this problem does not affect the language itself, but the
idlelib library....
- I was thinking of an "pyidle" executable next to the "py" and "pyw"
 I am also trying to create a small script to do this...

2014-12-30 23:38 GMT+01:00 Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:

> On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 7:31 AM, Liam Marsh <liam.marsh.home at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > the pep 397 says that any python script is able to choose the language
> > version which will run it, between all  the versions installed on the
> > computer, using on windows a launcher in the "C:\windows" folder.
> >
> > can the idle version be chosen like this too, or can the idle "run"
> command
> > do it?
> I don't know of a way off-hand. However, if the information is already
> there in the shebang (as per PEP 397), it ought to be possible to rig
> up a launcher/chooser script. This might be something to discuss on
> python-list at python.org, rather than here; there are a lot more people
> on python-list than there are here on -ideas, and I suspect you don't
> need any changes to the language to make this work.
> It's also entirely possible that someone there already knows exactly
> what you need to do!
> ChrisA
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