Altering imported modules

Tro troworld at
Sun Mar 2 22:48:49 CET 2008

On Sunday 02 March 2008, Terry Reedy wrote:
> "Tro" <troworld at> wrote in message
> news:200803011856.27611.troworld at
> | Hi, list.
> |
> | I've got a simple asyncore-based server. However, I've modified the
> asyncore
> | module to allow me to watch functions as well as sockets. The modified
> | asyncore module is in a specific location in my project and is imported
> as
> | usual from my classes.
> |
> | Now I'd like to use the tlslite library, which includes an asyncore mixin
> | class. However, tlslite imports "asyncore", which doesn't include my own
> | modifications.
> |
> | I'd like to know if it's possible to make tlslite load *my* asyncore
> module
> | without changing any of the tlslite code.
> If your module is also 'asyncore' and comes earlier in the search path, I
> would expect the import to get yours.

It's not. It has a package prefix like my.package.asyncore. I think I can 
either move my version of asyncore up a couple of levels or add the 
my.package directory to sys.path.

My version of asyncore imports several functions from the built-in asyncore. 
Now that my version of it is imported as asyncore, how would it import the 
built-in version from python2.5/site-packages?


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