by Eric Snow
To really take advantage of Python you must understand how imports work and how to use them effectively. In this talk we'll discuss both of these. After a short introduction to imports, we'll dive right in and look at how customizing import behavior can make all your wildest dreams come true.
Python's import statement has been a powerful feature since the first release, and only gotten better with age. Understanding how imports work under the hood will let you take advantage of that power.
A big key to customizing Python's imports is the importers introduced by PEP 302. That's a tool that you want in your belt! We'll be covering such import hooks as well as a couple other customization methods.
7th–15th March 2012