[Python-Dev] Re: Path hacking
James C. Ahlstrom
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 09:19:58 -0400
Greg Stein wrote:
> Skip Montanaro wrote:
> > Gordon> In the soon-to-be-published beta version of my installer, I've
> > Gordon> got that down to exceptions.py.
> > Why not just run exceptions.py through Python2C, visually and experimentally
> > verify that it works, then ship an exceptions.c as an optional module?
Optional module... Good idea.
But it is easier to use freeze within the optional module. So I
wrote a "boot" built in module, where bootmodule.c is
created by the Python program bootmake.py. All this lives in
./Modules. Boot incorporates exceptions.pyc etc. as frozen modules
without breaking the current freeze feature. I changed pythonrun.c
to load "boot" after sys but before any other imports, but only if
it exists as a built in module, otherwise no error. Boot has
methods to turn it on and off, and to print its contents.
Please take a look at ftp://ftp.interet.com/pub/bootmodule.html
I think this is a good solution for how to build in imputil.py.