Restricting import file lookup for pyd, dll, ...

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py at
Thu Oct 19 23:51:11 CEST 2006

At Thursday 19/10/2006 18:38, Bernard Lebel wrote:

>By default, when I import a module in Python, Python looks for pyd,
>dll, py, then pyw and finally pyc file.
>In our company we do not use pyd and dll for Python stuff. Is there
>any chance to disable Python from looking at these? Perhaps a flag we
>can change in Python? Or would it be doable by recompiling the

You can't; part of the standard library are .pyd/.dll files.
Those existence checks should be fairly fast - why are you worried about them?

Gabriel Genellina
Softlab SRL 

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