[Python-Dev] RE: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Lib __future__.py,,

Tim Peters tim@zope.com
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 15:50:39 -0400

> ...
> I've discovered another reason not to *require* the new module: new is
> not allowed in restricted mode.  Without this patch, this means that
> any import from __future__ would fail, and in turn e.g. "import types"
> would fail.
> I'm beginning to wonder if sticking the CO_ constants in __future__
> was such a good idea...

Sure it was.  The problem has nothing to do with __future__, it has to do
with a failure of introspection, i.e. that the CO_xxx flags weren't exposed
anywhere.  That also causes by-hand duplication of the magic little integers
in pyassem.py.  We wouldn't have any problems if I had picked some module
other than "new" to host them (well, any other module that happens always to
be available, unlike "new"); but "new" is the module they fit best.  I could
move 'em to, e.g., sys.