import parser does not import parser.py in same dir on win

Joel Hedlund joel.hedlund at gmail.com
Sat Nov 11 12:32:52 CET 2006


Hi!

I have a possibly dumb question about imports. I've written two python 
modules:

parser.py
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class Parser(object):
     "my parser"
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app.py
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from parser import Parser
print "import successful"
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Running app.py on linux, gives:
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import succesful
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However, runnning it on windows gives:
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Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "test.py", line 1, in ?
     from parser import Parser
ImportError: cannot import name Parser
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It turns out that on Windows, the builtin parser module is imported 
instead. Why? Why is there a difference? What other names are "taken"?

In both cases the script dir is first on sys.path, and I'm using the 
plain old terminal/cmd window.

Thanks for your time.

Cheers!
/Joel Hedlund



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