import hook, overwrite import?

Kartic kartic.krishnamurthy at
Wed Jan 26 11:16:49 EST 2005

Hi Torsten,

If you want to use other methods to import (other than good ole file
system), yes, you can create an importer class and register it as an
importer module, that import will use to search and import.

For example, it is possible to use zip imports (this functionality is
already builtin) to import from a zip archive.
py>>> import zlib # required
py>>> import sys
py>>> sys.path.append('/location/to/')
py>>> import testzip
py>>> testzip.__file__

To generally do it, you have to:
1. Create a class that provides a load_module method that returns a
module type.
2.  Install your class as a hook using

Please take a look at the imp module : for a complete description
on accessing the import internals. There is also a simple example in
this section.

Is this is what you are looking for?

PS: This about how much I know...the more I find out, I will share :-)

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