[Python-Dev] ImportWarning flood

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Jun 27 09:15:40 CEST 2006

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 anything
>>Google has yet released.  Twisted also has a reasonably plausible
>>technical reason to dislike this change.  Google has a bunch of engineers
>>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
Yeah, that'll really help the end-user whose sys admin has just upgraded 
to 2.5, won't it?

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