[Python-Dev] Another relative imports question

Ron Adam rrr at ronadam.com
Sat Oct 9 23:06:55 CEST 2010

On 10/09/2010 12:39 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> Am 09.10.2010 01:35, schrieb Greg Ewing:
>> Georg Brandl wrote:
>>> The explanation is that everything that comes after "import" is
>>> thereafter
>>> usable as an identifier (or expression, in the case of dotted names) in
>>> code.  ".mymodule" is not a valid expression, so the question would be
>>> how
>>> to refer to it.
>> I think a reasonable answer is that you should be able
>> to refer to it simply as 'mymodule'.
> I don't think that's reasonable:
> import xml.dom
> doesn't give you dom, but xml.
> So
> import .dom
> shouldn't give you dom, but . (which is nonsensical, of course).

I don't think it would be  "import .dom", but...

from . import dom

It would be another module in xml doing the importing, so xml will have 
already been imported.


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