[Python-Dev] Require loaders set __package__ and __loader__

Glyph glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Mon Apr 16 00:58:37 CEST 2012

On Apr 15, 2012, at 6:38 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:

> On Apr 15, 2012, at 02:12 PM, Glyph wrote:
>> Twisted has such a thing, mostly written by me, called
>> twisted.python.modules.
>> Sorry if I'm repeating myself here, I know I've brought it up on this list
>> before, but it seems germane to this thread.  I'd be interested in getting
>> feedback from the import-wizards participating in this thread in case it is
>> doing anything bad (in particular I'd like to make sure it will keep working
>> in future versions of Python), but I think it may provide quite a good
>> template for a standard API.
>> The code's here: <http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/browser/trunk/twisted/python/modules.py>
>> The API is fairly simple.
>>>>> from twisted.python.modules import getModule
>>>>> e = getModule("email") # get an abstract "module" object (un-loaded)
> Got a PEP 8 friendly version? :)

No, but I'd be happy to do the translation manually if people actually prefer the shape of this API!

I am just pointing it out as a source of inspiration for whatever comes next, which I assume will be based on pkg_resources.


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