[Chicago] Python preprocessor

Ken Schutte kenschutte at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 15:49:29 CEST 2012

Related to this previous thread about static analysis - is there any
kind of "hook" to do preprocessing of python file?  I recently wanted
to do this for something, so just made my own command,

$ mypython foo.py

mypython opened and read/modify/check the file, then just wrote a temp
file and call 'python' on that. Is there a better way?

This worked fine, but what I'd really want is something that would
also work for another script using "import foo".  I want the "foo"
being imported to be from the modified-on-the-fly file "foo.py".  I
could think of replacing "import foo" with something else which did
all kinds of complicated things, but can it be done so that the
importing file doesn't have to change?


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