[Edu-sig] Bootable Python CDs?
david at boddie.org.uk
Thu Apr 27 23:06:24 CEST 2006
On Thu Apr 27 17:47:15 CEST 2006, Ian Bicking wrote:
> For something a bit more sophisticated, this is a good argument for
> importing from URLs. Not inlined into the code, but if you added say
> 'http://svn.classsite.com/repos/student-name' to sys.path, and an import
> hook that knew how to read such sites (I think both importing from svn
> and plain HTTP are possible, since you don't have to do a listdir to
> attempt an import).
HTTP isn't too hard. I wrote an import hook to do this a few years ago:
Of course, it does other things besides import .py files over HTTP, but
it shows that it can be done.
These days it could be implemented more cleanly using the improved import
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