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From Jim Gallacher <...@jgassociates.ca>
Subject Re: Updated documentation on apache.import_module()
Date Sun, 03 Dec 2006 15:07:29 GMT
Jim Gallacher wrote:
> Graham Dumpleton wrote:
>> Jim, I have updated LaTeX documentation for the apache.import_module()
>> function. Can you run it through LaTeX and fixup all my wrongly closed 
>> LaTeX
>> formatting. :-)
>>
>> Can you and anyone else who is interested, read through the documentation
>> I have added and comment on whether it is adequate. Ie., is there 
>> anything
>> that you can think is missing based on your own knowledge of the new 
>> importer,
>> or anything that is particularly clear.
>>
>> I realise that this documentation should perhaps have been in a whole 
>> section
>> by itself, but just wanted to get something in there so we can get 
>> this thing out
>> the door and released before I get too eager and start sneaking in 
>> even more
>> code changes. :-)
>>
>> For those who don't check out code from subversion, the documentation can
>> be seen at:
>>
>>   
>> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/httpd/mod_python/trunk/Doc/modpython4.tex?view=markup

>>
>>
>> Search down for 'import_module'.
>>
>> I'll check it all again in a day or so when I have a clear head.
>>
>> Graham
>>
> 
> Quoting from import_module section of pyapi-apmeth.html#l2h-32:
> 
> """
> With the reimplementation of the module importer in mod_python 3.3, the 
> module_name argument may also now be an absolute path name of an actual 
> Python module contained in a single file. On Windows, a drive letter can 
> be supplied if necessary.
> 
>     from mod_python import apache
>     name = apache.import_module('/some/path/name.py')
> """
> 
> The actual code tests for the presence for ["~/", "./", "../"] so maybe 
> it needs to be explicitly stated that Unix style path separators are 
> required on Windows? I don't do python on Windows, so maybe that is 
> standard practice, but explicit is better than implicit.

I knew I should have read the whole thing before commenting. :( This is 
dealt with just a couple of paragraphs later. Sorry for the interruption.

Jim


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