[Python-Dev] Add __exports__ to modules

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 12 Jan 2001 08:54:12 -0500

> > 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?

Yes, that should work.  Of course there could also be extension
modules or .pyc-only files there -- you could use imp..get_suffixes()
to find out all modules (even if that means you don't always have the
source code available).

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)