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Author mikekap
Recipients mikekap
Date 2016-02-18.22:37:01
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For the purposes of pex (, it would be useful to allow calling run_module without sys.argv[0] changing. In general, this behavior is useful if the script intends to re-exec itself (so it needs to know the original arguments that it was started with).

To make run_module more useful in general, I propose adding a `argv` parameter that has the following semantics:
 - (default) If set to a special value runpy.INHERIT (similar to subprocess.STDOUT), produces the current behavior of just changing sys.argv[0].
 - If set to None, does not touch sys.argv at all.
 - If set to an iterable, executes `sys.argv = [module.__file__] + list(argv)`, and properly reverts it once the module is done executing.
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