[IPython-dev] egg doesn't install scripts on windows

Fernando Perez Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Sun Jan 22 13:50:52 CST 2006


Ville Vainio wrote:
> On 1/22/06, Ville Vainio <vivainio at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>>It should work in posix too, doesn't distutils strip the .py suffix
>>for scripts there?
> 
> 
> And the answer seems to be "no". Bummer.
> 
> This needs more exploration, but it's going to happen in trunk/

Well, we're NOT going to have scripts under *nix with .py extensions.  Nobody 
in a *nix box is going to have to type

ipython.py

at a command line to start ipython.  I'm happy supporting eggs, as long as 
they follow the proper conventions of each platform.  If they don't, this 
should be reported as an egg bug, but we're not going to break a standard of 
the *nix platform.

Cheers,

f




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