On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 3:35 PM, PJ Eby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 3:02 PM, Brett Cannon <email@example.com>
If I understand the proposal correctly, this would be a change in NamespaceLoader in how it sets __path__ and in no way affect any other code since __import__() just grabs the object on __path__ and passes as an argument to the meta path finders which just iterate over the object, so I have no objections to it.
That's not *quite* the proposal (but almost). The change would also mean that __import__() instead passes a ModulePath (aka Nick's LazyIterable) instance to the meta path finders, which just iterate over it. But other than that, yes.
And why does __import__() need to construct that? I thought NamespaceLoader was going to be making these "magical" __path__ objects that detected changes and thus update themselves as necessary and just stick them on the object. Why specifically does __import__() need to play a role?