reimport module every n seconds

Aahz aahz at
Thu Feb 17 13:05:13 EST 2011

In article <6cde71c6-5c56-40ea-9849-50fc44e5decc at>,
Santiago Caracol  <santiago.caracol at> wrote:
>a server program of mine uses data which are compiled to a Python
>module for efficiency reasons. In some module of the server program I
>import the data:
>from data import data
>As the data often changes, I would like to reimport it every n (e.g.
>10) seconds.

Don't do that.  ;-)  I suggest using exec instead.  However, I would be
surprised if import worked faster than, say, JSON (more precisely, I
doubt that it's enough faster to warrnat this kludge).
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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wrong."  --GvR, python-ideas, 2009-03-01

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