Altering imported modules

Bruno Desthuilliers bruno.42.desthuilliers at wtf.websiteburo.oops.com
Wed Mar 5 13:31:01 CET 2008


Tro a écrit :
> 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.

Not sure this apply to your case (depends on how asyncore is implemented 
and the exact "modifications"), but monkeypatching is a possible solution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_patch
http://wiki.zope.org/zope2/MonkeyPatch
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2008-January/076194.html


HTH




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