On 14 April 2018 at 13:28, Ken Hilton <kenlhil...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi all, > > First of all, please excuse me if I'm presenting this idea in the wrong way > or at the wrong time - I'm new to this mailing list and haven't seen anyone > propose a new idea on it yet, so I don't know the customs. > > I have an idea for importing files with arbitrary names. Currently, the > "official" way to import arbitrary files is to use the "imp" module, as > shown by this answer: https://stackoverflow.com/a/3137914/6605349 > However, this method takes two function calls and is not as (aesthetically > pleasing? is that the word?) as a simple "import" statement.
Modules aren't required to be stored on the filesystem, so we have no plans to offer this. `runpy.run_path()` exists to let folks run arbitrary Python files and collect the resulting namespace, while if folks really want to implement pseudo-imports based on filenames we expose the necessary building blocks in importlib (https://docs.python.org/3/library/importlib.html#importing-a-source-file-directly) The fact that run_path() has a nice straightforward invocation model, and the import emulation recipe doesn't is intended as a hint :) Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Coghlan | ncogh...@gmail.com | Brisbane, Australia _______________________________________________ Python-ideas mailing list Pythonfirstname.lastname@example.org https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-ideas Code of Conduct: http://python.org/psf/codeofconduct/