[Python-Dev] Draft PEP: "Simplified Package Layout and Partitioning"
pje at telecommunity.com
Fri Jul 22 04:05:22 CEST 2011
At 03:04 AM 7/22/2011 +0200, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
>The additional confusion lies in the fact that a module can be
>shadowed by something which is not a module (a mere global
>variable). I find it rather baffling.
If you move x.py to x/__init__.py, it does *exactly the same thing*
in current versions of Python:
Python 2.7.1 (r271:86832, Nov 27 2010, 18:30:46) [MSC v.1500 32 bit
(Intel)] on win32
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>>> from x import y
>>> import x.y
<module 'x.y' from 'x\y.py'>
The PEP does nothing new or different here. If something is baffling
you, it's the behavior of "from ... import", not the actual importing process.
"from x import y" means "import x; y = x.y". The PEP does not
propose we change this. ;-)
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