would be nice: import from archive

Paul Rubin http
Sun Aug 29 03:01:40 CEST 2004

"Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at udel.edu> writes:
> 'import x' is syntactic sugar for 'x = __import__('x')'.  I do not see it 
> as necessary that sugar for the common case need cover every possible case. 
> So, how about giving __import__ had an optional param 'signed' defaulted to 
> False, to allow signed =True or signed = CA?

Man, that __import__ thing is ugly.  I think it's better to extend the
syntax, e.g. 
  import x(a,b) => __import__('x', {'a':None, 'b':None})
  import x(a=v1,b=v2)=> __import__('x', {'a':v1, 'b':v2})

so you could say 
    import x(signed)
    import x(signed, certfile='mycerts.pem')

or whatever.

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