Author steve.dower
Recipients Anthony Sottile, Chris Billington, Ethan Smith, Ivan.Pozdeev, Peter L3, SilentGhost, __Vano, barry, brett.cannon, cheryl.sabella, christian.heimes, eric.smith, eric.snow, ionelmc, jaraco, mhammond, ncoghlan, pitrou, steve.dower, takluyver, terry.reedy, veky
Date 2019-03-07.17:06:23
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Here's a trivial workaround for the import hook problem:

Assume we have "my_module.foo", and the import hook enables importing foo files.

Instead of just shipping "my_module.foo", you ship "my_module.py" and "_my_module.foo", where "my_module.py" looks like:

    import my_import_hook
    my_import_hook.install()

    from _my_module import *

This really isn't hard to do. As a bonus, you don't even need a full import hook anymore - you can use any kind of loader you want. And it should be fully backwards compatible (assuming special tricks weren't part of your public API), so your users won't even notice the upgrade.
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