[docs] [issue16194] imp.load_dynamic imports wrong module when called several times on a multi-module .so

Václav Šmilauer report at bugs.python.org
Thu Oct 11 17:32:19 CEST 2012

Václav Šmilauer added the comment:

While I understand that this behavior went unnoticed for ages and can be seen therefore as unimportant, designating this as documentation bug is quite absurd; perhaps the following wording would be appropriate:

.. note::

    If this function is called multiple times on the same file (in terms of inode; symlink pointing to same file is fine), it will return the module which was first imported via `load_dynamic` instead of the requested module, without reporting any error. The previous call to `load_dynamic` may not be in the same part of the code, but it must happen within the same interpreter instance.

components: +Library (Lib) -Documentation
nosy: +ncoghlan

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