[Python-Dev] regrtest.py mystery

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Tue, 18 Dec 2001 00:14:43 +0100

greg wrote:
> > He deemed the situation where M is loaded-but-missing-from-sys.modules
> > to be even worse than for M to be left loaded-but-broken therein.
> Maybe modules should have a this-module-is-broken flag which
> is set when the module fails to import properly, and which
> causes an exception on any further attempt to reference a
> name in it.

how do you detect that a module is successfully imported?

the only way I can think of is "execution reached the end of
the module", which would probably break considerable amounts
of code that rely on "temporarily recursive" imports.