[Python-Dev] Require loaders set __package__ and __loader__

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Apr 16 00:37:36 CEST 2012

On Apr 14, 2012, at 03:32 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

>Funny, I was just thinking about having a simple standard API that
>will let you open files (and list directories) relative to a given
>module or package regardless of how the thing is loaded.

I tend to use the "basic resource access" API of pkg_resources.


I'm not suggesting that we adopt all of pkg_resources, but I think the 5
functions listed there, plus resource_filename() (from the next section)
provide basic functionality I've found very useful.


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