[Python-ideas] Recognise __init__.so

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Oct 31 06:41:56 CET 2008

We've just been having a discussion on the Cython list
about implementing the __init__ file of a package as
an extension module.

It turns out that just putting an __init__.so file
in a directory isn't enough to make Python recognise
it as a package.

However, if there is both an __init__.py and an
__init__.so, it's recognised as a package, and the
__init__.so gets loaded. So it's possible, but only
by exploiting some undocumented and probably accidental

So how about officially recognising an __init__.so
file as a package main file?


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