[Python-Dev] Patch 1644818: Allow importing built-in submodules

Thomas Heller theller at ctypes.org
Tue Mar 13 19:52:26 CET 2007

Phillip J. Eby schrieb:
> At 11:50 PM 3/12/2007 +0100, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>>Does distutils support this kind of setup? Modules/Setup?
> distutils does, and has from its inception, as far as I know.
>>IOW, I would expect that there are sooo many places where extension
>>modules in packages are not supported
> The only thing I know of that doesn't support it very well is py2exe, 
> actually.  PEAK has had extensions modules in subpackages for many years 
> now, and never run into any problems.  In fact, py2exe's only problem with 
> it is that it still requires such modules to have globally unique names -- 
> you can't have both a foo.speedups extension and a bar.speedups 
> extension.  (This actually happened with RuleDispatch and PyProtocols; I 
> ended up renaming them to _p_speedups and _d_speedups to better support 
> py2exe users.)

It is kind of funny that I contributed a patch to the McMillan installer to support
extension modules in packages years ago, but never bothered to implement that
in py2exe.  If anyone contributes a patch for py2exe, I can integrate it...


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