import _XXXXXX

Robert Clayton rjc at
Tue Sep 30 23:28:21 CEST 2003


But in PyKyra most ever Python file begins with _pyKyra.

"Skip Montanaro" <skip at> wrote in message
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>     Robert> When a Python program declares import _XXXX.  What form is
>     Robert> when the underbar is included (_XXX)?
> There's no special form.  The leading underscore is there to alert people
> they should not normally import that module directly.  For example, people
> should import bsddb, not _bsddb.  Same goes for (the third part modules)
> MySQLdb and _mysql.  In both cases, the former builds on the latter.
> Skip

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