[Python-Dev] zipfiles on sys.path

Gordon McMillan gmcm@hypernet.com
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 18:40:21 -0400

Finn Bock wrote: 

[mac puts package name in __path__ when importing from 

> Dynamic changes to __path__ is probably not needed for frozen
> packages.
> It may not even be needed for imports from zipfile. My first
> attempt of adding this feature did not support changes to
> __path__.

I know of at least one package that requires an extensible 
__path__, even when frozen. It's a Mark Hammond Special, so 
you needn't worry about that one, but it's my observation that 
package authors are enamored of import hacks, so be wary.

- Gordon