[Python-Dev] Add __exports__ to modules

Ka-Ping Yee ping@lfw.org
Thu, 11 Jan 2001 14:28:44 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 11 Jan 2001, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > Sorry, you're right.  I retract my comment about __all__.
> Can you explain *why* you wanted to test for package-ness?

Auto-generating documentation.  pydoc.py currently tests for __path__,
and looks for the presence of __init__.py in a subdirectory to mean
that the subdirectory name is a package name.  Is it safe on all platforms
to just list all .py files in the subdirectory to get all submodules?

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