At 05:53 PM 2/4/2010 +0100, Riccardo-Maria BIANCHI wrote:
I have a package structured like this:
package/__init__.py src/ __init__.py mod1.py share/__init__.py mod2.py
Now I can import them as: package.src.mod1 package.share.mod2
How can I use Distutils to be able to import both of them under the same "package" namespace as:
import package.mod1 import package.mod2
Move mod1.py and mod2.py under package/, and delete the subdirectories. If you need backward compatibility, leave the old subdirectories and files in place, but have them import the new ones instead of containing any code. Then delete them later.
Munging __path__ or using the package_dir options to setup() are both bad ideas in this case, unless there are other requirements you haven't stated.
If you use the __path__ approach, you're going to make it more difficult for the distutils to figure out what to include in your source and binary distributions and installs, and if you use package_dir, you're going to end up with a different installation layout than your source layout. Both will likely lead to hassles down the road, even if they appear to work in the short term.