Module Is Not Callable

James Kew james.kew at btinternet.com
Sat Jan 11 17:37:29 CET 2003


beno wrote:
>  >>> import test

This actually imports the package which contains the standard library tests:

>>> help(test)

Help on package test:

NAME
    test - # Dummy file to make this directory a package.

FILE
    c:\python22\lib\test\__init__.py
...

>  >>> import string
>  >>> test()
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> TypeError: 'module' object is not callable

...and then attempts to call it -- as Python rightly points out, modules are
not callable. You'd get the same error if you tried:

>>> import os
>>> os()
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
TypeError: 'module' object is not callable

The module is a container for the objects defined within it -- for example,
in your code, you use the translate function in the string module by writing
string.translate(...).

> Testimonials.py
> ...
> def test():
...

OK. So your module is Testimonials; the function within it you want to call
is test(). So:

import Testimonials
Testimonials.test()


--
James Kew
james.kew at btinternet.com






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