[mod_python] Must restart apache for recompile?

Mike Looijmans nlv11281 at natlab.research.philips.com
Wed May 31 03:32:48 EDT 2006

It may not be the prettiest, but a restart is surely the most stable way to do this. It's only a 
sighup on most systems anyway.

In a previous project, I had a "secret" reload page, that tried to flush out all my modules from the 
sys.modules list, by calling reload() for each one, something like:

for modul in sys.modules:
   if "/myapp/" in modul.__file__:

I don't recall the exact semantics (the code above probably won't really work).

As an alternative, grab the latest mod_python and give Graham's new module loader a workout. That 
ought to fix it properly.

Mike Looijmans
Philips Natlab / Topic Automation

drs. Slinger Jansen wrote:
> *newbie* Hi there,
> I have recently installed mod_python and I'm trying to fight through the 
> steep learning curve of SOAP interfaces.
> Got my first sample program running now, but I need to restart Apache 
> each time I wish to recompile my apps. I cannot believe that that's the 
> way to go. Currently I have three .py files, a "MyHandler.py", a 
> "client.py" and a "server.py". client.py calls the server, which imports 
> myhandler. MyHandler and server are never recompiled when accessed from 
> client.py. Client.py of course is recompiled each time I run it (using 
> python client.py).
> I'm confused, shouldn't server.py (and in turn MyHandler.py) be 
> recompiled each time I access them from client.py? I need this for 
> development.
> Slinger Jansen
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