[New-bugs-announce] [issue4211] frozen packages set an improper __path__ value

Brett Cannon report at bugs.python.org
Mon Oct 27 03:42:05 CET 2008


New submission from Brett Cannon <brett at python.org>:

If you import a frozen package (e.g. __phello__), __path__ is set to
'__phello__'. But this should be a list as specified by both PEP 302
(http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0302/) and the original doc
outlining the package mechanism
(http://www.python.org/doc/essays/packages.html).

Changing import to put the string in a list is all that is needed to
correct this (although it might break some code relying on the fact that
it has been a string in previous versions).

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components: Interpreter Core
messages: 75250
nosy: brett.cannon
severity: normal
status: open
title: frozen packages set an improper __path__ value
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.5, Python 2.6, Python 3.0

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