Module name conflict with standard library

John Lenton john at
Sun Sep 5 16:23:07 CEST 2004

On Sun, Sep 05, 2004 at 02:41:35AM +0200, Felix Wiemann wrote:
> Hi!
> I want to create a module myproject.ui.curses, which needs to import the
> curses library.
> However, if I just write ``import curses``, the module imports *itself*
> instead of the standard library's curses module.
> Is there any (reliable) way to access a module of the standard library
> if the names conflict as in this case?

not now. I think your best bet is to call your module 'Curses'.

John Lenton (john at -- Random fortune:
Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
		-- Mark Twain
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