On 14 Jul 2002 at 16:32, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
Gordon McMillan wrote:
[various cute hacks]
None of these will freeze successfully.
Hmm, then how do you freeze _xmlplue ?
Most people whine publicly until someone comes up with a workaround. Installer has a way of hooking modules & packages that play games like that, but if you're using tools/freeze, you'll probably be told to overlay xml with _xmlplus.
If the package uses lots of nasty tricks (eg, pyopengl), the answer is "you don't".
Two of them appear to rely on an implementation detail - that __path__ (only defined for imp.PKG_DIRECTORY's) will be followed even in a plain module.
AFAIK, that's not an implementation detail, but a documented way of finding out whether a module is a package or not.
Correct. But stuffing a __path__ attribute into a module does *not* make the module a package.
'''Whenever a submodule of a package is loaded, Python makes sure that the package itself is loaded first, loading its __init__.py file if necessary.'''
'''Once loaded, the difference between a package and a module is minimal.'''
But it works (tm) :-)
For a sufficiently short-sighted definition of "work".
-- Gordon http://www.mcmillan-inc.com/