[BangPypers] folder initialization issues

Noufal Ibrahim noufal at nibrahim.net.in
Thu Aug 29 06:13:30 CEST 2013

Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com> writes:


> Lets say you a python file x.py.
> You can import it just using "import x".
> If you have y/x.py, you would import it using "import y.x" or "from y
> import x". Here x is a submodule of y and y is also a module. But where is
> the file for module y now? Since y is a folder, Python expects
> y/__init__.py for module y. That is a convention that Python uses.
> So to use a folder as a module you need add __init__.py to it. Got it?


Also, directories as modules are often called packages.


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