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

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sun Sep 8 09:09:05 CEST 2013

Eric Snow, 08.09.2013 00:22:
> On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 7:02 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> The hook API I currently have in mind is a two step initialisation:
>>     PyImport_PrepareNAME (optional)
>>     PyImport_ExecNAME
> Should we also look at an API change for the initfunc() of PyImport_Inittab
> entries?  Currently the function takes a module name, which doesn't jive
> with loader.exec_module() taking a module.  I noticed this while adding an
> exec_module() to BuiltinImporter.  I suppose the same thing goes
> for PyImport_ImportFrozenModuleObject().

Is it still the case that the inittab mechanism only works for the
embedding case? It would be nice to have a declarative mechanism for
registering a set of modules from a running module init function.


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