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

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Mon, 18 Nov 2002 14:23:02 -0500


> > > 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 ;-)

Well, the more people want this, the more I'm inclined to let them fix
it. :-)

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