How can a module find its own module object?

Michael Hudson mwh at
Sun Dec 23 22:58:42 CET 2001

Oren Tirosh <oren-py-l at> writes:

> 'import myname' is not exactly a reliable way to get your own module
> object - the file may be renamed, placed in a package, affected by
> case-sensitivity problems, loaded from somewhere not in the path, etc.
> Is there any other way for a module to find itself other than searching 
> sys.modules for a module whose __dict__ is globals()?

What's wrong with __file__?


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