[Python-Dev] Plea: can modulefinder.py move to the library?

Thomas Heller theller@python.net
18 Nov 2002 20:20:40 +0100

> > Is there any reason not to move freeze's modulefinder.py to the
> > library? It's a very useful module, and it's a shame it's not
> > available in non-source distributions. It seems odd that utilities
> > that use it (like py2exe) must ship it themselves, since some
> > otherwise work perfectly with a binary distribution.  I'm currently
> > working on a py2exe-like tool for MacOSX and it would've been nice
> > if I could have just done "import modulefinder"...
> IMO it needs work before it's suitable for the standad library:
> e.g. it contains a bunch of print statements for reporting that aren't
> always appropriate (but are fine in the context of freeze.py) and
> there's no documentation.

That doesn't sound so negative anymore ;-)