[Import-SIG] PEP 420: Implicit Namespace Packages

Eric V. Smith eric at trueblade.com
Fri May 4 23:13:47 CEST 2012

On 5/4/2012 5:02 PM, PJ Eby wrote:
> On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org
> <mailto:barry at python.org>> wrote:
>     Are there any more open issues?  
> Maybe not on this particular subproposal, but IIUC, Eric was still
> looking at the feasibility of doing auto-updates when parent paths change.
> (Unless I'm mistaken, my sketch for PEP 402 should only need a bit of
> hacking to allow setting the initial calculated path, so that there's
> not an extra scan when a namespace package is initialized, and a change
> to make it use find_module() instead of PEP 402's get_subpath().  Well,
> that, and renaming "virtual packages" back to "namespace packages" in
> the error messages and such.)

I'm looking at it and have it mostly implemented for PEP 420. I still
need to refactor out some code so I can re-use the path-building code
that's currently in PathFinder.find_module. It looks simple enough.


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