[Python-Dev] Importing top-level modules

Juergen Hermann Juergen Hermann" <j.her@t-online.de
Tue, 16 Apr 2002 23:34:12 +0200


I had a problem yesterday where I wanted to extend a top-level module
by a module in a subpackage. I naively named my module the same as the
toplevel module, and peer import bit me. I finally had to rename my
module for no good reason to get things working.

So my question is: is there an easy way to force a top-level import
(adress the top-level namespace), that I overlooked?

If not, what do you think of a 

	from __top__ import systemmodule

similar to from __future__ ...

An alternative syntax would be "import .systemmodule", but that seems

Ciao, J=FCrgen