Python idea/proposal to assist in single-archive python applications

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Sun Dec 7 18:17:35 CET 2008

Brian Allen Vanderburg II <BrianVanderburg2 at> wrote:

> In addition it is needed to be able to open a file just as easily 
> whether that file is in the archive or not.  Assuming that a datafile in 
> an application may be located relative to the '__file__' attributes, the 
> following will not work in an archive:

Why not use pkgutil.get_data()?

Provided you remember to put your zip file on PYTHONPATH you can already 
run modules directly out of a zipfile (Python 2.5 and later). If your 
zipfile contains then with Python 2.6 or later you can run it 
directly: just specify the zip filename on the command line.

I'm not sure what, if anything, you are asking for that doesn't already 
exist in Python.

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