special method in module

Jan Procházka prochazka at u-turnmediagroup.com
Wed Nov 16 14:05:31 CET 2005


Thanks, probably you are right, hacking python in my situation is not 
neccessary...

>Jan Procházka wrote:
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>>can have modules special methods?
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>no, but you can replace the module object with something that can have
>special methods:
>
>$ more module.py
>import sys
>
>class Module:
>    def __getitem__(self, value):
>        return value
>
>sys.modules[__name__] = Module()
>
>$ python
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>>>>import module
>>>>module[10]
>>>>        
>>>>
>10
>
>as with any other introspection hack, you should only use this if you have
>very good reasons.
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>(saving some typing in import statements is not a good reason; creating a
>module that's a transparent proxy to some external system might be.  but
>in such cases, you should stick to attribute hooks/descriptors, and make
>sure that code that uses your proxy looks like code that uses an ordinary
>module.  Python always works better if you use it to write Python code...)
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