On vrijdag, nov 29, 2002, at 21:47 Europe/Amsterdam, email@example.com wrote:
Update of /cvsroot/python/python/dist/src/Python In directory sc8-pr-cvs1:/tmp/cvs-serv20813/Python
Modified Files: import.c Log Message: Slightly improved version of patch #642578: "Expose PyImport_FrozenModules in imp". This adds two functions to the imp module: get_frozenmodules() and set_frozenmodules().
Something that's been bothering me about frozen modules in the classical sense (i.e. those that are stored in C static data structures) is that the memory used by them is gone without any chance at recovery. For big frozen Python programs that are to be run on small machines this is a waste of precious memory.
With modules "frozen" with set_frozenmodules you could conceivably free the data again after it has been imported (similar to what MacPython-OS9 does with modules "frozen" in "PYC " resources).