Time for a Python "distribution" ? was:Not enough Python library development
skip at pobox.com
Thu Jul 5 19:22:21 EDT 2001
Paul> You could imagine something like:
Paul> import "http://Numeric.sourceforge.net/numeric.tar.gz"
Well, not quite. Actually, you'd still execute
but sys.path would include
as a directory to search...
Paul> But nobody is working on that right now.
People can import from zip archives now. I doubt it would take a lot of
extra effort to import from a website. The biggest problems would be
performance (of the initial import - one would hope you'd cache the fetched
results) and security (I'm not sure I would want to blindly import something
from the net unless I could be sure it had been blessed by the BDFL).
Skip Montanaro (skip at pobox.com)
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