[Python-ideas] Add __main__ for uuid, random and urandom

Random832 random832 at fastmail.com
Fri Apr 1 15:04:40 EDT 2016

On Fri, Apr 1, 2016, at 13:41, Michel Desmoulin wrote:
> It's dangerous to talk about a new feature the 1st of April, so I'll
> start by saying this one is not a joke.
> I read recently a proposal to allow md5 hashing doing python -m hashlib
> md5 filename.
> I think it's a great idea, and that can extend this kind of API to other
> parts of Python such as:
> python -m random randint 0 10 => print(random.randin(0, 10))
> python -m random urandom 10 => print(os.urandom(10))
> python -m uuid uuid4 => print(uuid.uuid4().hex)
> python -m uuid uuid3 => print(uuid.uuid3().hex)

Bikeshedding a bit, but how about just python -m uuid for

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