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The ihooks module

This module provides a framework for import replacements. The idea is to allow several alternate import mechanisms to co-exist.

Example: Using the ihooks module
# File: ihooks-example-1.py

import ihooks, imp, os

def import_from(filename):
    "Import module from a named file"

    loader = ihooks.BasicModuleLoader()
    path, file = os.path.split(filename)
    name, ext  = os.path.splitext(file)
    m = loader.find_module_in_dir(name, path)
    if not m:
        raise ImportError, name
    m = loader.load_module(name, m)
    return m

colorsys = import_from("/python/lib/colorsys.py")

print colorsys

<module 'colorsys' from '/python/lib/colorsys.py'>