[Python-Dev] module extension search order - can it be changed?

Michael Hudson mwh@python.net
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 15:07:37 +0000

"Mark Hammond" <mhammond@skippinet.com.au> writes:

> [Michael]
>> It Would Be Nice (tm) if the code that printed tracebacks could be
>> made cleverer in some fashion.
> I guess this could be a 2-stage thing:
> * Delegate the dumping of tracebacks in C code back to the traceback module.
> I guess that the existing code would need to remain if an error is raised
> printing it, but in general, traceback does a fine job.

Yes, I've thought about this several times.  I always get scared by
the general copmlexity of it all, and bootstrapping issues.

> * Give linecache some additional smarts.  Once we are back in Python land,
> the possibilities become vast.

While we're at it, linecache's charming habit of occasionally giving
out of date information is Pure Evil.  Performance my arse, lying to
the user is worse.


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