New in version 2.3.
This module provides a single function:
from pkgutil import extend_path __path__ = extend_path(__path__, __name__)
This will add to the package's
__path__ all subdirectories of
sys.path named after the package. This is
useful if one wants to distribute different parts of a single
logical package as multiple directories.
It also looks for *.pkg files beginning where
matches the name argument. This feature is similar to
*.pth files (see the site module for more
information), except that it doesn't special-case lines starting
import. A *.pkg file is trusted at face value:
apart from checking for duplicates, all entries found in a
*.pkg file are added to the path, regardless of whether they
exist on the filesystem. (This is a feature.)
If the input path is not a list (as is the case for frozen packages) it is returned unchanged. The input path is not modified; an extended copy is returned. Items are only appended to the copy at the end.
It is assumed that
sys.path is a sequence. Items of
sys.path that are not (Unicode or 8-bit) strings referring to
existing directories are ignored. Unicode items on
that cause errors when used as filenames may cause this function to
raise an exception (in line with os.path.isdir() behavior).