[Python-ideas] Provide a way to import module without exec body
steve at pearwood.info
Fri Dec 1 05:17:46 EST 2017
On Fri, Dec 01, 2017 at 02:13:37AM -0600, Neil Schemenauer wrote:
> I have been working on reducing Python statup time. It would be
> nice if there was some way to load a module into memory without exec
> of its body code. I'm sure other people have wished for this.
I don't understand why you would want to do this. Given a source file:
spam = 1
eggs = 2
if you import the module without executing the code in the module,
surely you'll get a bare module with nothing in it? Then:
will both fail with AttributeError.
If that's what you mean, then no, I haven't wished for that. Unless I'm
missing something, it seems pointless. When, and why, would I want to
import an empty module?
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