[IPython-dev] %install_ext question
Wed Apr 10 11:12:53 CDT 2013
On 10 April 2013 16:15, Greg Novak <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Well, it worked for me to import code from the zip file, as long as the
> zip file itself is on sys.path, ie, sys.path += ['/path/to/module-name.zip']
Yep, sorry, I should have made that clearer. You can import *from* a zip,
but you can't use the zip file itself as an importable package.
> So it seems to me the three options are:
> 1) Specify that single python files can be installed via install_ext,
> otherwise use pip. This is fine, pip is easy to use.
> 2) Allow install_ext to point to zip files and have install_ext unzip the
> module into the extensions directory
> 3) Allow install_ext to point to zip files and modify the config file so
> that sys.path is modified to contain the zip file itself on startup
We might go for 2, but I'm wary of creating another package installer and
adding to the Python Packaging Mess. For now, we know 1 works.
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