[Python-Dev] "setuptools has divided the Python community"
pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Mar 27 00:49:32 CET 2009
At 11:27 PM 3/26/2009 +0000, Paul Moore wrote:
>What I'd really like is essentially some form of "virtual filesystem"
>access to stuff addressed relative to a Python package name,
Note that relative to a *Python package name* isn't quite as useful,
due to namespace packages. To be unambiguous as to the targeted
resource, one needs to be able to reference a specific project, and
that requires you to go off the name of a module *within* a
package. For example, 'zope.somemodule' rather than just 'zope'. To
put it another way, you don't want to use a module that comes from an
__init__.py as your origin point, but rather, some other .py file
within the package. Then you can talk to that module's loader
without fear of ambiguity.
>than to a filesystem path. How much filesystem functionality is
>required is somewhat up for debate, but the basic listdir, get
>(text/binary) contents, open (text/binary) stream would be a good
>start (as Guido pointed out).
"isdir" and "exists" would also be nice; pkg_resources provides
those, plus listdir and string/stream.
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