Package name with '.' in them: Python Bug ?
jcarlson at nospam.uci.edu
Sat Mar 20 11:04:19 CET 2004
> Well, I wrote one (it's generated names, that's why it happenned) ;)
That doesn't make it a good idea. If it wasn't clear, I meant that of
the thousands of Python source files I've seen, I've never seen any
named with a dot. Probably because they don't work correctly, as you
You didn't answer my question as to whether module_5.py is reasonable
replacement for the module.5.py naming scheme you are currently using.
>> Considering that you have shown that it does not work, and that there
>> is documentation stating that it is not /meant/ to work
> The doc is not so explicit. It says that hierarchical modules are not
> handled by load_module(), fine, i dont want to handle hierarchicals one,
> just a simple one that has a don in its name.
The documentation is specific, you quoted it yourself:
"This function does not handle hierarchical module names (names
Any file name with a dot that is not the extension of the file, is
considered hierarchical, and is "not handled".
>> then the error is in the way /you/ name /your/ modules, not the way
>> Python handles /incorrectly/ named modules.
> That's exactly what I said, and I tend to believe it.
Then you agree that your naming scheme is flawed. Stop doing it.
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