[issue14660] Implement PEP 420: Implicit Namespace Packages

Eric V. Smith report at bugs.python.org
Tue Apr 24 13:08:40 CEST 2012

New submission from Eric V. Smith <eric at trueblade.com>:

I have created a branch features/pep-420 where I'll be developing a proof of concept implementation of PEP 420.

I've checked in a basic version, but it has these issues:

- We need to decide how finders communicate that they've found part of
a namespace package. Per Brett's suggestion, I'm currently returning a
string that means "the returned path is part of a namespace package".
I think that's an okay design.

- I guess we need to create a "namespace loader", so we can initialize __loader__. It's a little odd because it would be a loader for which there's no need for a find_module method. I'm currently setting __loader__ to the finder, which is completely wrong, but keeps things working.

- test_import and test_importlib both fail because they're checking
that imports with no __init__.py fail. Those tests need to be removed.

- There are no tests yet.

assignee: eric.smith
messages: 159131
nosy: barry, brett.cannon, eric.smith, jason.coombs
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Implement PEP 420: Implicit Namespace Packages
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.3

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