avoid import short-circuiting

Andrea Crotti andrea.crotti.0 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 23:04:04 CET 2012

On 03/16/2012 05:19 PM, Robert Kern wrote:
> On 3/16/12 4:49 PM, Andrea Crotti wrote:
>> I started the following small project:
>> https://github.com/AndreaCrotti/import-tree
>> because I would like to find out what exactly depends on what at 
>> run-time, using
>> an import hook.
>> It works quite well for small examples but the main problem is that 
>> once a
>> module is imported
>> it's added to sys.modules and then it doesn't go through the import 
>> hook anymore.
>> I tried to mess around with sys.modules but it might not be a good 
>> idea, and it
>> leads to easy
>> infinite loops.
>> Is there a good way to achieve this?
>> I guess I could do the loop detection myself, but that should not be 
>> too hard..
> You want to monkeypatch __builtin__.__import__() instead. It always 
> gets called.

Seems like a good idea :)

My first attempt failes though

def full(module):
     from __builtin__ import __import__
     ls = []
     orig = __import__

     def my_import(name):

     __import__ = my_import
     __import__ = orig
     return ls

it imports only the first element and doesn't import the dependencies..
Any hints?

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