How to delete a module file

Thomas Heller theller at
Thu Mar 3 18:28:56 CET 2005

Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at> writes:

> On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 12:29:58 +0100, Olivier Ravard
> <olivier.ravard at> declaimed the following in
> comp.lang.python:
>> So, what is the solution ?
> 	As the old joke concludes... "... stop doing that".
> 	I don't think Windows has any means to delete a file that it
> considers open. You might be able to /rename/ it to something else
> (since the OS knows where the "open" file is, it doesn't care about the
> name anymore), but the delete still has to be done after all users of
> the file have closed it.

Even if you are able to remove/rename the file, it won't help you
anyway, because there's no way to reload an extension module in a sane
way.  AFAIK.


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