[Python-Dev] Safely importing zip files with C extensions

Vinay Sajip vinay_sajip at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Mar 27 21:41:05 CET 2013

Amaury Forgeot d'Arc <amauryfa <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Better: just put the wheel path to sys.path   
> and let a sys.path_hook entry do the job.

That's what the mount() actually does - adds the wheel to a registry that an
import hook uses. You also need a place to check that the wheel being mounted
is compatible with the Python doing the mounting - I'm not sure whether what
the import hook should do if e.g. there is a compatibility problem with the
wheel (e.g. is it clear that it should always raise an ImportError? Or ignore
the wheel - seems wrong? Or do something else?)


Vinay Sajip

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