[Python-Dev] Overriding stdlib http package

Ian Cordasco graffatcolmingov at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 17:37:12 CET 2015

I think this belongs on python-list, not python-dev.

On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 10:32 AM, Demian Brecht <demianbrecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> As part of the work I'm doing on httplib3 (now that I've actually gotten
> a bit of time), one of the things I'm trying to get done is injection of
> httplib3 over http in order to not have to modify all import paths in
> modules and such. Here's the gist of what I have so far:
> https://gist.github.com/demianbrecht/bc6530a40718e4fcbf90.
> It's greatly simplified over importlib2's inject mechanism, but I'm
> assuming that's largely due to requirements of that package (i.e. Python
> 2) in contrast to this one.
> My questions are: Does this look sane? Is there anything that I might be
> not accounting for? It /does/ seem to work as expected when running
> tests, but I'm curious if there's anything that I might be missing that
> might jump out at someone more intimately familiar with the mechanics of
> importlib.
> Thanks,
> Demian
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