[Python-ideas] natively logging sys.path modifications

anatoly techtonik techtonik at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 15:07:59 CEST 2015


sys.path is kind of important thing for troubleshooting. It may worth
to ship it with a logging mechanism that allows to quickly dump
who added what and (optionally) why.

I see the log as a circular memory buffer of limited size, to say
256 entries, that contains tuples in the following format:

path, who, where, why

   path   -- actual path added to sys.path
   who    -- the context - package.module:function or
                         - package.module:class.method or
                         - package.module:__toplevel__
   where  -- full filename and line number to the instruction
   why    -- advanced API may allow to set this field

anatoly t.
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