[Python-Dev] Choosing a best practice solution for Python/extension modules

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Mon Feb 23 23:12:06 CET 2009

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 13:23, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Brett Cannon wrote:
> > Well, neither do I as your proposed approach below is what I do for
> > warnings.
> It's possible I actually had test_warnings.py open in another window
> while writing that example function... ;)
> As Steven said, your concerns are precisely why I'm suggesting hiding
> this in a helper function - so people that aren't quite as comfortable
> playing games with sys.modules can still use it to suppress particular
> extension modules when writing tests. Initially for the Python
> regression test suite only, but perhaps eventually in importlib if we're
> happy with the way it works out for us.

Sounds like a plan.

> Created http://bugs.python.org/issue5354 and assigned it to myself so we
> don't forget about it.

If we do end up going with this approach I am willing to help out with
moving the standard library over.

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