[Python-Dev] Adding Optik to 2.3 standard library

Michael McLay mjm42@comcast.net
Sun, 14 Apr 2002 23:21:06 -0400

On Sunday 14 April 2002 06:18 pm, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >>>>> "GvR" == Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> writes:
>     GvR> To the contrary.  Only problem is how to prevent loading all
>     GvR> of optik when one imports getopt.getopt (and getopt.error).
> Too bad modules can't have __getattr__'s :)
> Seriously, I wonder if it's time to write (or adopt) a general
> autoloading facility for Python?

Pmw (Python Megawidgets, http://pmw.sourceforge.net/) has a lazy loader. It 
is loaded by __init__.py when the Pmw package is loaded. The loader is in