On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:48 AM, Rob Cliffe email@example.com wrote:
On 07/03/2016 16:54, Chris Angelico wrote:
"import html" shouldn't ever import from the current directory.
I don't agree. When troubleshooting, you may wish to dig into packages (in the stdlib, or 3rd-party packages) to find out what is going on, and run your own version with (say) diagnostic messages added. I am sure I have done this a few times. Sorry, I can't give chapter and verse.
In the unusual cases where you actually want that, there are other solutions. You could either change the code to say "from . import html", or spin up a virtual environment and edit the actual code in html.py. Or you could explicitly add a directory to PYTHONPATH for your overrides (~/monkeypatch/html.py or something). The default import mechanism doesn't need to handle overrides IMO.