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Author paul.moore
Recipients paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2016-09-22.13:55:29
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The zipapp module allows users to bundle their application as a single file "executable". On Windows, the file is given a ".pyz" extension which is associated with the Python launcher. However, this approach is not always equivalent to a native executable (see for more details).

I suggest adding an option to zipapp that prepends a small executable to the zipapp that uses the Python C API to launch the application. A prototype implementation (zastub) is available at

If this seems reasonable, I'll work up a full patch.
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