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Author ncoghlan
Date 2007-06-19.11:21:07
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I like the general idea, but it should be possible to use runpy.run_module to get __name__ set correctly (as that is what happens when you execute a module from a zipfile with -m). Another advantage of using run_module is that it would allow runzip() to take a second argument (possibly defaulting to "__zipmain__") which would specify the module to be executed from the zipfile (the remaining 3 run_module arguments could also be passed in, and set appropriately from main.c).

Adding the new function as runpy.run_zip() (instead of adding a new module) would also be good.

For Windows, an alternative to making the zip file both a batch and a zip file would be to adopt a .pyz extension convention for these files - the file associations can then be set up to invoke the script appropriately with python -z (similar to the way that .pyw files are associated with pythonw instead of the standard python executable). That way the same file could be executed on both Linux (via an embedded shebang line) and on Windows (via filename association), as is the case with standard .py Python scripts.

My final question is whether the change to sys.path should be reverted once the module execution is complete - my suspicion is that it should, but I need to look into it a bit more before giving a definite answer (for the command line flag case, this behaviour obviously doesn't matter - it is only significant if the Python method is invoked directly in the context of a larger program).
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