import confused by contents of working directory

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Fri Jun 2 13:32:14 CEST 2006

"Jon" wrote:

> Would somebody please explain how to know what is going on when an
> import statement is ambiguous?

there is no ambiguity: python searches through a list of directories, in a given

the list is stored in the sys.path list, which you can inspect and modify freely.

also see the section "The Module Search Path" in the Modules chapter in the

> If the interpreter has several choices about what to import then which one is
> chosen?

the first one on the path.


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