[Import-SIG] Bundling importlib2 with Python 2.7.x?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 04:11:57 CEST 2015

What do folks think of the idea of proposing bundling importlib2 with
Python 2.7.x (via pip), such that issues like
https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/issue/250/ can be addressed by
telling people to enable the Python 3 style import system?

That is, Python 2 would still use the legacy import system by default,
but Python 3 style imports would just be an "import importlib2;
importlib2.install_import_hooks()" away?

The main risk I see with the idea is projects deciding to install
those hooks as a side effect of their own import.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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