[mod_python] PSP Error & apache.import_module() questions

Peter Sanchez petersanchez at gmail.com
Wed May 10 00:59:09 EDT 2006

On May 9, 2006, at 7:46 PM, Graham Dumpleton wrote:

> Peter Sanchez wrote ..
>> Also, I have a question on the apache.import_module() function.  
>> Should
>> this be done in *all* modules that are subsequently imported. IE
>> index.py imports myconfig.py
>> myconfig.py in turn imports sys, os and re
>> Should myconfig.py be using apache.import_module() as well?
>> Is there an option to do the equivilent of 'from module import *',  
>> etc?
> Standard Python modules should always be included with "import" and  
> with "apache.import_module()".

When should apache.import_module() be used? I am using "import" for  
mod_python, standard python and custom modules.

> Also, a general rule is that you should not import the same module  
> using
> both "import" and "apache.import_module()" from different places.  
> If you
> break this rule, you can end up with modules being wrongly reloaded
> which can cause problems. See:
>   http://www.dscpl.com.au/articles/modpython-003.html#redundant- 
> module-loading
> You may want to read that whole article, as it describes various other
> module importing issues when using mod_python.

Thanks, I will read the entire article.


> Graham

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