I can't import "Matrix" due to the following cruft:
__id__ = """ $Id: Matrix.py,v 188.8.131.52 2000/01/13 21:23:06 dubois Exp $ """[1:-1] import string __version__ = int(__id__[string.index(__id__, '#')+1:-1])
You can't count on the CVS ID having a "#" character in it; each time the file is checked in and out of CVS the Id is rewritten. I don't think this trick can be made to work. I think what is needed is either a simpler more failsafe way of setting __version__, or simply to eliminate __version__ altogether.