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

Eric Snow ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com
Fri Sep 6 07:52:40 CEST 2013

On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at behnel.de> wrote:

> Nick Coghlan, 31.08.2013 18:49:
> > This is actually my primary motivation for trying to improve the
> > "can this be reloaded or not?" aspects of the loader API in PEP 451.
> I assume you mean that the extension module would be able to clearly signal
> that it can't be reloaded, right? I agree that that's helpful. If you're
> wrapping a C library, then the way that library is implemented might simply
> force you to prevent any attempts at reloading the wrapper module. But if
> reloading is possible at all, it would be even more helpful if we could
> make it really easy to properly support it.

 When loader.exec_module() gets called, it should raise ImportError if the
module does not support reloading.

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