fully-qualified namespaces?

George Sakkis gsakkis at rutgers.edu
Mon Sep 12 17:46:41 CEST 2005

"Lenny G." <alengarbage at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Suppose I have a python module named Hippo.  In the Hippo module is a
> class named Crypto.  The Crypto class wants to 'from Crypto.Hash import
> SHA' which refers to the module/classes in python-crypto.  Other
> classes in the Hippo module want to 'import Crypto' referring to
> Hippo.Crypto.
> How do I do this?  For now, I just renamed my Hippo.Crypto to
> Hippo.HippoCrypto and everything is okay as long as I use 'HippoCrypto'
> to refer to that class.  But, this is of course redundant.  What I
> really want to do is use
> 'import Crypto'         # to refer to python-crypto
> 'import Hippo.Crypto'   # to refer to Hippo.Crypto
> but the 2nd item doesn't seem to work from within the Hippo module.
> What am I missing?

The (optional) renaming of the imported modules/classes I would guess:

# Hippo.py

import Crypto as PythonCrypto

class Crypto:

h1 = PythonCrypto.Hash
h2 = Crypto.Hash    # refers to Hippo.Crypto


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