Have you wanted to load modules, when you didn't know their name?
I recently came across this problem while refactoring GoogleBot (my IRC bot). I wanted to place loadable modules in a directory, and have them all loaded, without having to know what they are named.
A good fellow called Issac at work helped me with this:
import imp googlebot_mod_dir = os.path.abspath('modules') sys.path.append(googlebot_mod_dir) for module_file in os.listdir(googlebot_mod_dir): module_name, ext = os.path.splitext(module_file) if ext == '.py': module_location = imp.find_module(module_name) module = imp.load_module(module_name, *module_location) globals()[module_name] = module
Works like a charm!