[Python-Dev] ImportWarning flood
mwh at python.net
Mon Jun 26 12:51:51 CEST 2006
James Y Knight <foom at fuhm.net> writes:
> On Jun 24, 2006, at 1:29 PM, Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve wrote:
>> --- Jean-Paul Calderone <exarkun at divmod.com> wrote:
>>> I think it is safe to say that Twisted is more widely used than
>>> Google has yet released. Twisted also has a reasonably plausible
>>> technical reason to dislike this change. Google has a bunch of
>>> who, apparently, cannot remember to create an empty __init__.py
>>> file in
>>> some directories sometimes.
>> Simply adding a note to the ImportError message would solve this
>> problem "just
>> in time":
>>>>> import mypackage.foo
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>> File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
>> ImportError: No module named mypackage.foo
>> Note that subdirectories are searched for imports only if they
>> contain an
>> __init__.py file: http://www.python.org/doc/essays/packages.html
> I also dislike the warning solution. Making the ImportError message
> more verbose seems like a much nicer solution.
ImportError: no module named foo
Note: directory foo/ with no __init__.py not imported
would be nice, but I don't know how hard it would be to achieve. I'm
scared of the import.c.
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