mwh at python.net
Thu Feb 21 12:43:24 CET 2002
Jeff Davis <jdavis at empires.org> writes:
> Is there a way to say that all calls to import should check for a newer
> version, if a newer one exists then completely drop the old one and import
> the new one?
An import hook could do this. Wouldn't be trivial to write, but not
too hard, either.
> I am aware of the reload() function, but it has enough caveats that it
> always leaves lingering questions.
Um, if reload() has problems, how would the above be much better? I
suppose it would get round the having-to-reload-submodules problem.
> I usually end up just stopping and restarting the interpreter, which
> slows development/debugging. I would just like to be sure that any
> time after I import a module, I am using the newest version
> available at the time of import.
> I am also unsure as to whether
> modules imported within a reloaded module are also reloaded.
Not if you call reload() on it, no. The above-alluded to import hook
would solve this problem.
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