[twill] BeautifulSoup conflicts

Titus Brown titus at caltech.edu
Tue Aug 8 17:24:32 PDT 2006

On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 12:12:22AM +0000, John J Lee wrote:
-> On Tue, 8 Aug 2006, Titus Brown wrote:
-> [...]
-> > -> this reason -- the setuptools multi-version support doesn't address the
-> > -> problem of multiple versions being used *in the same process*.  This isn't
-> > -> a problem with applications that depend on specific versions of libraries,
-> > -> but it is a problem with libraries that depend on other libraries.  I
-> > -> wonder if PJE might be sympathetic to this problem...
-> >
-> > I'm pretty sure that the import semantics in Python simply don't allow
-> > for this.
-> Nonsense :-)
-> Where there's a will, there's a way, and there are plenty of ways in 
-> Python, I'm sure.  (Some of them quite ugly, no doubt, but I hear that 
-> anything related to Python imports is currently a bit ugly if you look 
-> closely enough.)  How about name mangling + an import function implemented 
-> using module imp?

There's an underlying caching layer that cannot currently be
manipulated in CPython.  That would be the area to worry about, I think.
It's certainly caused me problems in the past...


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