[Python-Dev] Re: [Import-sig] Re: Proposal for a modified import mechanism.
prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Mon Nov 12 16:53:20 CET 2001
>>>>> "JCA" == James C Ahlstrom <jim at interet.com> writes:
JCA> When Python starts, it imports site.py which imports os.py.
JCA> So os.py gets loaded, and won't normally get re-loaded. The
JCA> os.py that gets loaded depends on sys.path.
JCA> So if os.py is in package1, it won't get loaded for "import
JCA> os", but it would get loaded for "import package1.os". Are
JCA> you saying that "import package1.package2.os" will load
JCA> package1/os.py? I hope that "import os" will not load
JCA> package1/os.py, will it? Or am I totally confused.
Ummm doing an 'import os' will import the package1/os.py and *not* the
standard one. This will happen even though os.py was imported earlier
by site.py. This is what Gordon was objecting to in the first place
and why he proposes using rimport, rrimport etc. to make things more
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