Author ncoghlan
Recipients Oren Milman, brett.cannon, eric.snow, ncoghlan, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2017-09-13.01:55:24
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Introducing sys.__modules__ doesn't solve the problem, since you'd be able to recreate the problems Oren reports just by messing with that as well as with sys.modules.

And we try reasonable hard to protect users from completely breaking the interpreter just by assigning nonsense to sys module attributes.

So my recommendation would be to revert #28411, and make it clearer that the purpose of the interpreter state attribute is to defend against nonsensical rebinding of sys.modules, and that it can't be removed unless/until the sys module is switched to a custom type that enforces type checks on some of its attributes.
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