[Python-Dev] Status of PEP 397 - Python launcher for Windows
On 21/02/2012 2:54 AM, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> On 18/02/2012 05:24, Mark Hammond wrote:
>> * Write some user-oriented docs.
> The section in the docs "Using Python on Windows" would need to be
> updated, but would this have to happen for every current version of Python?
I'm not sure what docs you are referring to here?
> The docs here
> are in my view possibly overkill, what do the rest of you think?
Even though I had no input into those docs, I actually think they are
fairly good and can't see what should be dropped. It may make sense to
split the docs so there is a separate "advanced" doc page. Further, I
think there is something that could be added to those docs - the use of
PATHEXT and the fact that once the shebang line is in place, a
command-prompt could do just "hello.py" rather than needing "py hello.py".
> The ouput from py --help seems fine but nothing happens when pyw --help
> is entered, is this by accident or design?
I guess "accident" - or more accurately, the lack of doing anything
special. It could be useful to have that display a message box with the
usage - while that would break "pyw --help > out.txt", I doubt that
really is useful for anyone. Alternatively, instead of trying to
display all the usage in "pyw --help", it could display a short message
indicating what the program is for and refer to "py.exe --help" for more
information. Possibly a plain "pyw" (with no args) could do the same
thing - nothing useful happens in that case either.
>> Thoughts or comments?
> A cracking bit of kit :)
Thanks! Vinay's implementation is great, I agree.