Having a __stdlib__ namespace? [__std__ package]

Daniel Yoo dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Sat Jan 11 23:30:17 CET 2003

Terry Hancock <hancock at anansispaceworks.com> wrote:
: Just wrote:
:> In article <mailman.1042189529.2441.python-list at python.org>,
:>  Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters <mertz at gnosis.cx> wrote:
:>> It doesn't come "out of the box" this way, but you could easily create
:>> your own directory on the import path that was a link to the actual
:>> library path.  And you could name it something like 'std' or '__std__'.
:>> Once such a link was added, the OP's prefered import form will work.
:> Or you can add a regular dir named "std" somewhere, which contains an
:> __init__.py like this:
:> __path__ = [<path-to-std-lib>]

: Okay -- that should be portable across all platforms, so it's better than 
: the symlink.  That's the way to do it -- no PEP needed (unless maybe to 
: include this in the standard distribution).. :-D

I've packaged Just's suggestions into a distutil'ed package called
__std__, and have placed it here:


Thanks again for all your help!

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