[Edu-sig] Bootable Python CDs?

David Boddie david at boddie.org.uk
Fri Apr 28 01:22:27 CEST 2006

On Thursday 27 April 2006 23:12, kirby urner wrote:
> In actual practice, I have students right click and download from my
> http://www.4dsolutions.net/ocn/python and save in their local
> (writable) subdirectories.  That's the same as downloading .py files
> via HTTP.  So far, we haven't needed to upload.

If you're using an IDE, or even taking the traditional text editor and
console approach, I guess you wouldn't really need things like import
hooks/hacks to get where you want to go. Still, they might come in handy
for interactive work.

In the context of an import hook, uploading files wouldn't appear to make
much sense, but it reminds me of the SAVE command I used to use in BASIC.
It was more useful when programs were developed interactively as listings
at the command line, but I notice that ipython has a save command, even if
it does something quite different.

A save command (export hook?) that pickled and uploaded user-created objects
to a remote server might be useful in certain situations.


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