[Python-Dev] Writing importers and path hooks

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 21:41:19 CET 2013

On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 3:39 AM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> To tell if a module is a package, you should do either ``if mod.__name__ ==
> mod.__package__`` or ``if hasattr(mod, '__path__')``.

The second of those is actually a bit more reliable. As with many
import quirks, the answer to "But why?" is "Because __main__" :P


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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