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Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Sat Nov 20 12:20:43 CET 1999


Bill Wilkinson <yopen at my-Deja.com> wrote:
> I have searched the documentation but have not found anything that helps me
> with this.
> 
> I want to be able to import a module from a  variable instead of a file.  I
> need to do this because all my modules are going to be in a database.  So I
> want have something like this:
> 
> s = "lots of classes and functions loaded from a database"
> import s
> s.run_function()

check out the imputil.py module in greg stein's "small"
distribution kit [1] (also in gordon's installer kit [2]).  it
allows you to create and install custom importers using
only a few lines of Python code.

</F>

1) http://www.lyra.org/greg/small/
2) http://starship.python.net/crew/gmcm/install.html





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