Was this import behaviour planned...?
gmcm at hypernet.com
Thu Jun 21 05:01:22 CEST 2001
Pierre Fortin wrote:
>The core question: if "import foo.bar.baz" really means
>"foo/bar/baz...", shouldn't import ignore any files such as ./foo.py,
But it doesn't. It means "find something in foo named bar, then find
something in that named baz". foo/bar/baz.py is just one implementation,
and it requires foo/__init__.py and foo/bar/__init__.py. But foo.bar could
be a module, and baz an object in foo.bar, or even worse.
Or maybe they're modules, but not in your filesystem.
Planned? No way. Packages were introduced after someone hacked them up with
a module name "ni" and lots of people started using it 'cause one flat
namespace was just too restrictive.
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