[Python-Dev] cpython: Introduce importlib.util.ModuleManager which is a context manager to

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Wed May 29 16:47:16 CEST 2013

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 11:04 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
>>>     with initialise_module(name) as m:
>>>         # Module initialisation code goes here
>>>         # Module is rolled back if initialisation fails
>> But you're not initializing the module; more like getting the module, either
>> new or from sys.modules. But I thought ModuleGetter seemed too Java-like.
>> Could hide the class behind a get_module function though.
> The point is to provide a useful mnemonic for *why* you would use this
> context manager, and the reason is because the body of the with
> statement is going to initialize the contents, and you want to unwind
> things appropriately if that fails.

You should use this context manager to get the correct module to
initialize/execute/whatever, e.g. contextlib.closing is about what the
context manager is going to do for you, not what you are doing to the
object it returned.

> initializing_module is probably a better name than initialized_module,
> though (since it isn't initialized yet on entry - instead, that's what
> should be the case by the end of the statement)

I am willing to compromise to module_to_initialize, module_to_init, or
module_to_load. Pick one. =)

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