[Import-SIG] PEP 420: Implicit Namespace Packages

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri May 4 16:56:56 CEST 2012

On May 04, 2012, at 11:05 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

>Yep. It also means VFS importers are officially free to put all the
>metadata they want inside the angle brackets, secure in the knowledge
>that everyone else should be treating it as an opaque blob. It then
>becomes a way for them to pass necessary info to get_data() *without*
>having to create distinct loader instances for every module.

Ooh!  I can't wait for the __file__ set to a pickle to steganographically
communicate secret messages to get_data(). :)


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