[mod_python] Using PythonAutoReload

Roberto Aguilar roberto.c.aguilar at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 12:24:21 EDT 2005

Hello everyone,

I've been trying to figure out how to develop python web scripts
without having to restart httpd every time I make a change to a
module.  I found the directive:


so I explicitly set it to On in httpd.conf.  But, in the following
script, for example:

from mod_python import apache
import test

def handler(req):
    req.content_type = 'text/plain'
    f = test.foo()
    req.write('string: %s\n' % (f.getString()))
    return apache.OK

any modifications to the module "test" (tell getString() to return
"string1", then change it to return "string2") will not appear
consistently across all the httpd sub-processes until the server is
restarted.  It appears this directive only xhecks the modification
time of the requested module, or in my case, the handler script.

Most of the development I'm doing is within modules so bouncing the
server each time I make a change is a bit tedious.  Is there some way
to get mod_python to check the modification time of any module being



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