Question about packages

Mark McEahern mark at
Tue Dec 30 05:02:40 CET 2003

On Mon, 2003-12-29 at 21:44, djw wrote:
> So, the question is, how do you import into a sub-package to allow both 
> a script at the root level to import the module ("library mode") and for 
> the module itself to run in "test harness" mode with the same import?

You could do something like:

    import X.modX1
except ImportError:
    if __name__ == '__main__':
        # Hmm, must be running the test harness, adjust
        # sys.path appropriately, then retry import
        import sys
        sys.path.insert(0, whatever)
        import X.modX1

but that smells.

Maybe it's best to separate tests from code?


// m

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