robert.kern at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 20:06:25 CEST 2007
Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
> In message <mailman.1404.1191345163.2658.python-list at python.org>, Robert
> Kern wrote:
>> Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>>> In message <mailman.1379.1191301581.2658.python-list at python.org>, Robert
>>> Kern wrote:
>>>> Not all of the modules in a package are imported by importing the
>>>> top-level package.
>>> You can't import packages, only modules.
>>>> os.path is a particularly weird case because it is just an alias to the
>>>> platform-specific path-handling module; os is not a package.
>>> os is a module, os.path is a variable within that module. That's all
>>> there is to it.
>> Yes, but os.path is also module. That's why I said it was a weird case.
> You can't have modules within modules. os.path isn't an exception--see
>> In : import os
>> In : type(os.path)
>> Out: <type 'module'>
> On my Gentoo system:
> >>> import os
> >>> os.path
> <module 'posixpath' from '/usr/lib64/python2.5/posixpath.pyc'>
> It's just a variable that happens to point to the posixpath module.
I believe that is precisely what I was saying.
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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