[Python-Dev] Pre-PEP: Redesigning extension modules

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sat Aug 24 14:51:42 CEST 2013

Antoine Pitrou, 24.08.2013 13:53:
> This would also imply extension module have to be subclasses of the
> built-in module type. They can't be arbitrary objects like Stefan
> proposed. I'm not sure what the latter enables, but it would probably
> make things more difficult internally.

My line of thought was more like: if Python code can stick anything into
sys.modules and the runtime doesn't care, why can't extension modules stick
anything into sys.modules as well?

I can't really see the advantage of requiring a subtype here. Or even just
a type, as I said.

I guess we'll have to start using this in real code to see if it makes any


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