[Python-Dev] capability-mediated modules
Phillip J. Eby
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 12:41:01 -0500
>Just to help me think about it I'll suggest a non-Pythonic and
>there is no "import" keyword. When you invoke a constructor, function,
>etc., you have to pass as arguments references to everything that the
>need to do its job. So, assuming the tic-tac-toe game requires the "math"
>module and the "string" module, I would have to write:
There's a *much* simpler way to do this. 'import' is implemented by
calling an '__import__' function -- which of course is a capability. To do
mediated imports, it's only necessary to supply a mediating version of
'__import__'. One also needs a specialized version of '__import__' to set
up a newly imported module's builtins.