Newbie on importing

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Fri Jun 20 19:36:18 CEST 2003


michaeljwhitmore at netscape.net (Michael J Whitmore) writes:

> Just read the Python tutorial looking for the answer to this question┘
>  What is the difference between (from sys import *) and (import sys). 
> I am aware that the last imported module's functions overwrite any
> identically named functions of previous modules.

Only if you do actually import them.


import sys

Imports the module named 'sys'.


from sys import *

Imports all names from sys (including names referring to functions).


John




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