[BangPypers] folder initialization issues

Lakshman Prasad scorpion032 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 29 08:09:09 CEST 2013

Such a nice explanation, Anand!

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 7:07 AM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 6:55 AM, Adivandhya <adivandhya at yahoo.co.in>
> wrote:
> > hi friends,
> >         Im a basic python developer, and i could not understand fully the
> > purpose of adding __init__.py  in every folder we want to import .Could
> > someone please help me out understanding this.(context is based on
> > importing modules in flask).
> >
> 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?
> Anand
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