[Chicago] import question
pfein at pobox.com
Tue Jan 22 23:33:25 CET 2008
On Tuesday January 22 2008 4:59:10 pm Massimo Di Pierro wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I was hoping you could help me.
> Say I have a module called test
> and __init__.py says
> from test.other import something
> so that I can
> from test import something
> Now I do not want to install the module but I want to place it under
> a folder called contrib:
> and I want to be able to say
> from contrib.test import something
> Now __init__ fails to find test.other because that's contrib.test.other.
I'm presuming contrib is a package here, ie, that contrib/__init__.py exists.
That said, under Python 2.5+, in contrib/test/__init__.py you can write:
from .other import something
That's a relative import, see http://docs.python.org/whatsnew/pep-328.html
If you're targeting <2.5, you'll need to do one of the alternatives you
suggested - (1) is clearly better, as you noted.
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