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Fixed #16247 -- Removed wildcard expansion of application names in IN…


git-svn-id: bcc190cf-cafb-0310-a4f2-bffc1f526a37
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commit 7872fc0dab2ad9971fb044b73ff33980aa4e7381 1 parent 33a52cd
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Showing with 13 additions and 17 deletions.
  1. +0 −17 django/conf/
  2. +13 −0 docs/releases/1.4.txt
17 django/conf/
@@ -102,23 +102,6 @@ def __init__(self, settings_module):
setting_value = (setting_value,) # In case the user forgot the comma.
setattr(self, setting, setting_value)
- # Expand entries in INSTALLED_APPS like "django.contrib.*" to a list
- # of all those apps.
- new_installed_apps = []
- for app in self.INSTALLED_APPS:
- if app.endswith('.*'):
- app_mod = importlib.import_module(app[:-2])
- appdir = os.path.dirname(app_mod.__file__)
- app_subdirs = os.listdir(appdir)
- app_subdirs.sort()
- name_pattern = re.compile(r'[a-zA-Z]\w*')
- for d in app_subdirs:
- if name_pattern.match(d) and os.path.isdir(os.path.join(appdir, d)):
- new_installed_apps.append('%s.%s' % (app[:-2], d))
- else:
- new_installed_apps.append(app)
- self.INSTALLED_APPS = new_installed_apps
if hasattr(time, 'tzset') and self.TIME_ZONE:
# When we can, attempt to validate the timezone. If we can't find
# this file, no check happens and it's harmless.
13 docs/releases/1.4.txt
@@ -953,3 +953,16 @@ Session cookies now include the ``httponly`` attribute by default to
help reduce the impact of potential XSS attacks. For strict backwards
compatibility, use ``SESSION_COOKIE_HTTPONLY = False`` in settings.
+Wildcard expansion of application names in `INSTALLED_APPS`
+Until Django 1.3, :setting:`INSTALLED_APPS` accepted wildcards in application
+names, like ``django.contrib.*``. The expansion was performed by a
+filesystem-based implementation of ``from <package> import *``. Unfortunately,
+`this can't be done reliably`_.
+This behavior was never documented. Since it is un-pythonic and not obviously
+useful, it was removed in Django 1.4. If you relied on it, you must edit your
+settings file to list all your applications explicitly.
+.. _this can't be done reliably:

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