[Python-Dev] Overriding stdlib http package

Demian Brecht demianbrecht at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 17:39:45 CET 2015

Apologies for the double send, apparently Thunderbird got confused when
going through a 4G dead zone.

I should mention that I'm aware that any module that previously imported
the stdlib version would retain that version rather than a reference to
the new one, but I'm okay with that as this is a very specific use case:
Having imports across tests and package modules use httplib3 to
facilitate merging changes back upstream.

On 2015-01-14 8:32 AM, Demian Brecht 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 question is: 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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