How to package executables
norbert at preining.info
Tue Jul 21 06:29:35 CEST 2020
funny discussion that is ;-)
> Because it's more readable than Perl, Norbert (but so is line
> noise, for that matter) :P.
Kind of disagree, even after long long time or writing Python code.
> Yes, and it can still be loaded as a module. I've never seen a
> module with all code directly in the __init__.py file; it's
> a sentinel to tell Python that a directory is a package, as I
No, there are lots of modules that put all the code into __init__,
and yes, it is still the sentinel so it might be empty, too.
Nothing has changed in this respect.
> Agreed. A single file makes more sense for TL, and you can still put
> a __main__ function in it and make it executable. I put everything
That is what I normally do.
> into a file called spix.py, but my testing failed since I don't have
> python3 installed. File here, if it's helpful as a starting point:
Nearly there, only two changes where necessary:
was dropped, and two occurrences of
need to be replaced simply with
spix.compiletex -> compiletex
spix.SpixError -> SpixError
> Well, for search path and module naming, but you can also get
> around that, IIRC. I think of object encapsulation as your code,
Yes, of course, you **can** get around it, but it is a huge pain in the
butt. Trying to import not module files from outside the CWD is eg
a huge pain, something like
import XXX from .foo.bar
etc will throw off Python(3).
So yes, as with any turing complete programming language with a minimal
level of introspection, you can do whatever you want. It is just - first
shoot yourself 20 times and then give up.
I know, Pythonistas will come after me and tell me what they always do
You are not doing it the Python way!
Use proper modules!
And that is one of the reasons I despise Python. I don't want to get
forced into a specific way of doing things. It should be a
recommendation, but not forced upon us.
Anyway, that is all off topic ranting.
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