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Author maggyero
Recipients cameron, docs@python, gvanrossum, iritkatriel, jack__d, lukasz.langa, maggyero, miss-islington, steven.daprano, terry.reedy
Date 2021-08-31.21:31:37
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Thanks for the rewrite! This is a great expansion. Unfortunately I didn’t have the time to review it before the merge. If I find something to be improved I will let you know.


> Your docs seem to promote the second, whereas I've usually preferred the former.

Are you sure? Yet in your 2003 blog post [*Python main() functions*]( you promoted the opposite idiom `if __name__ == "__main__": sys.exit(main())` over the idiom `if __name__ == "__main__": main()`:

> Now the `sys.exit()` calls are annoying: when `main()` calls `sys.exit()`, your interactive Python interpreter will exit! The remedy is to let `main()`'s return value specify the exit status.

I am interested in the rationale if you changed your mind.
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