[Python-Dev] Re: Python-Dev digest, Vol 1 #2276 - 14 msgs
Fri, 31 May 2002 14:35:04 -0600
I asked about publishing a module & submodules in one .py file, and showed an
> I think it's much better to split it up in multiple files than to use
> all those hacks. Those hacks are hard to understand for someone
> trying to read the code.
I agree - I don't like the look of that code for user-level code. However, to
me the complexity was that I had to show the implementation (and the dynamic
"getMethods" call instead of explicitly listing methods to publish).
If the 'imp' module had a 'publish_module' method that created a module (with
an optional dictionary?) & registered it in sys.modules, client code becomes
very simple, clear, and can be very explicit:
assertions = imp.publish_module( __name__ + ".assertions" )
_a = Assertions()
assertions.failUnless = _a.failUnless
Is that more pleasant, or is the whole idea of organizing portions of a single
file into submodules unacceptable?