When is a module imported from the standard library?

cary miller cmiller at math.cudenver.edu
Wed Aug 22 22:00:25 CEST 2001

How about this?

import os
mod = eval('os')

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:

> #! /usr/bin/python
> import os
> import string
> print os.path.dirname(string.split(`os`, "'")[3])
> ---
> I tested it under 1.5.2. Does it also work under 2.x?

It seems to (though I used `os`.split() instead of importing
string)--I'm using 2.0

However, I would be worried about this being somewhat fragile, as it's
depending on the specific format of a module's repr()--it seems to be
constant across versions, but I'd hate to presume that it will stay so.

Jeff Shannon
Credit International

Cary Miller
Math Deparment
University of Colorado - Denver
cmiller at math.cudenver.edu

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