[IronPython] Feature Request: Zipimport builtin module

Jeff Hardy jdhardy at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 00:11:40 CET 2008

I believe there also needs to be a complete implementation of zlib as
well, but that might just be for easy_install (which is still pretty
important). The zlib from FePy is missing decompressobj, which is
nasty to get working with a DeflateStream.


On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 10:17 AM, Michael Foord
<fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
> Hello guys,
> In order to use projects like Turbogears with IronPython (I'm at a
> Turbogears sprint) we need setuptools to work. In order for setuptools to
> work we need zipimport - which is a builtin module in Python.
> The Jython guys have setuptools working... (only the Genshi package is
> blocking Turbogears from working on Jython.)
> Having setuptools working on IronPython is becoming increasingly important
> as it becomes the standard distribution and installation mechanism for
> Python packages.
> I'm looking at a pure Python version of zipimport (provided by Guido for use
> on the AppEngine). It doesn't work unmodified but should be easy enough to
> get working as a stopgap measure. I've added a comment to codeplex issue
> 391:
> http://www.codeplex.com/IronPython/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=391
> Michael Foord
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