If it won't be simple, it simply won't be. [source code] by Miki Tebeka, CEO, 353Solutions

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Find Module Version

Quick script to check which version of Python module is installed.

#!/usr/bin/env python
'''Find python module version'''

__author__ = "Miki Tebeka <miki.tebeka@gmail.com>"

def valueof(v):
if callable(v):
return v()
except Exception:
return None
return v

def load_module(module_name):
module = __import__(module_name)

# __import__("a.b") will give us a
if ("." in module_name):
names = module_name.split(".")[1:]
while names:
name = names.pop(0)
module = getattr(module, name)

return module

def find_module_version(module_name):
module = load_module(module_name)
attrs = set(dir(module))

for known in ("__version__", "version", "version_string"):
if known in attrs:
v = valueof(getattr(module, known))
if v:
return v

for attr in attrs:
if "version" in attr.lower():
v = getattr(module, attr)
if not v:
v = valueof(v)
if v:
return v

def main(argv=None):
if argv is None:
import sys
argv = sys.argv

from optparse import OptionParser

parser = OptionParser("usage: %prog MODULE_NAME")

opts, args = parser.parse_args(argv[1:])
if len(args) != 1:
parser.error("wrong number of arguments") # Will exit

module_name = args[0]

version = find_module_version(module_name)
except ImportError, e:
raise SystemExit("error: can't import %s (%s)" % (module_name, e))

if version:
print version
raise SystemExit("error: can't find version for %s" % module_name)

if __name__ == "__main__":
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