[Python-Dev] Add __exports__ to modules
Thu, 11 Jan 2001 18:25:20 +0100
Thomas Wouters wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 04:33:28PM +0100, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> > > Please don't use __all__. At the moment, __all__ is the only way
> > > to easily tell whether a particular module object really represents
> > > a package, and the only way to get the list of submodule names.
> > But __all__ has to be user-defined, so I don't buy that argument.
> > Note that the only true way to recognize a package is by looking
> > for an attribute "__path__" since Python adds this for packages
> > only.
> Ehm.... What, exactly, prevents usercode from doing
> __path__ = "neener, neener"
> ? In other words, even *that* isn't a true way to recognize a package. You
> can see what isn't a package, but not what is.
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