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

R. David Murray rdmurray at bitdance.com
Wed May 29 20:56:46 CEST 2013

On Wed, 29 May 2013 20:10:44 +0200, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 29 May 2013 12:55:01 -0400
> Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> > > Perhaps 'managed_module'?
> > 
> > managed_module is better than managed_initialization.
> I don't understand how it's "managed". "manage", "manager", etc. is the
> kind of dumb words everybody uses when they don't manage (!) to explain
> what they're talking about.
> My vote is for "module_to_init", "uninitialized_module",
> "pristine_module", etc.

Actually, you are right, 'managed_module' isn't much if any better
than those.

Our problem is that there are two concepts we are trying to cram into
one name: what the context manager is managing, and the object that the
context manager gives you on entry to the with block.  There probably
isn't a good answer.

I suppose that one approach would be to have a module_initializer context
manager return self and then separately call a method on it it to actually
load the module inside the with body.  But adding more typing to solve
a naming issue seems...odd.


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