[Python-Dev] improved zipimport

Just van Rossum just@letterror.com
Wed, 23 Jul 2003 14:37:51 -0400

Thomas Heller wrote:

> Thomas Heller <theller@python.net> writes:
> > martin@v.loewis.de (Martin v. =?iso-8859-15?q?L=F6wis?=) writes:
> >
> >> Thomas Heller <theller@python.net> writes:
> >>
> >>> It would be best if someone else who really uses zipimports would
> >>> able to test it - I really don't want to break anything.
> >>
> >> Then 2.3 should go unchanged. If there is a way to construct proper
> >> zipfiles for zipimports, this should be sufficient. Any support for
> >> additional "kinds" of zipfiles should count as a new feature.
> >
> > It's already checked in.
> Should it be backed out again?
> Can the powers please decide?

I'm going to test it with my stuff today or tomorrow. I would very much
like this to go in. It's had a bug report for a long time, and since
it's a *property* of zip files they can be prepended with arbitrary
junk, it's indeed a bug fix, not a new feature.