Simple Modules Question

Jeff Massung jmassung at magpiesystems.com
Thu Apr 27 23:53:40 CEST 2000


Akira Kiyomiya wrote in message <8eaaul$16p at autodesk.autodesk.com>...

>from string import atoi    # imports 'string'
>                                     # places atoi in current namespace
>print atoi("12345")         # invokes 'atoi' without module name
>string.atoi("45")             # NameError: string

You didn't import "string", therefore "string" is not in namespace.

import string
print string.atoi("45") # prints 45
atoi("45") # NameError: atoi

A way around this:

import string
from string import *

Now you can use either string.atoi() or atoi() - but this is redundant.

Jeff





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