relative import broken?

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Wed Apr 30 16:12:17 CEST 2008


test wrote:

> basic noob question here.
> 
> i am trying to reference a package, i have the structure:
> 
> mypack/
>     __init__.py
>     test.py
>     subdir1/
>         __init__.py
>         mod1.py
>     subdir2/
>         __init__.py
>         mod2.py
> 
> can someone please tell me why the statement:
> 
> from mypack.subdir1.mod1 import *
> 
> does NOT work from mod2.py nor from test.py?
> 
> instead, if i use:
> 
> from subdir1.mod1 import *
> 
> it works perfectly from test.py.
> 
> ....?

The parent directory of mypack must be in the module search path, see

http://docs.python.org/tut/node8.html#l2h-19

The least intrusive way to achieve this is to move test.py one level up in
the directory hierarchy.

Peter



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