[Python-Dev] Add __exports__ to modules

Moshe Zadka moshez@zadka.site.co.il
Tue, 9 Jan 2001 06:08:29 +0200 (IST)

[Paul Prescod] 
> It's not about keeping people out of your module.  In fact I would
> propose that mod.__dict__ should be as loose as ever.

[Skip Montanaro]
> Okay, how about this as a compromise first step?  Allow programmers to put
> __exports__ lists in their modules but don't do anything with them *except*
> modify dir() to respect that if it exists?  That would pretty up dir()
> output for newbies, almost certainly not break anything, improve the
> internal documentation of the modules that use __exports__, and still allow
> us to move in a more restrictive direction at a later time if we so choose.

I'm +1 on that personally. 
Moshe Zadka <sig@zadka.site.co.il>
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