So far we have been dealing with pure and non-pure Python modules, which are usually not run by themselves but imported by scripts.
Scripts are files containing Python source code, intended to be
started from the command line. Scripts don't require Distutils to do
anything very complicated. The only clever feature is that if the
first line of the script starts with
#! and contains the word
``python'', the Distutils will adjust the first line to refer to the
current interpreter location. By default, it is replaced with the
current interpreter location. The --executable (or
-e) option will allow the interpreter path to be
The scripts option simply is a list of files to be handled in this way. From the PyXML setup script:
setup(... scripts=['scripts/xmlproc_parse', 'scripts/xmlproc_val'] )
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