Function to import module to namespace

bvdp bob at mellowood.ca
Mon Jun 30 01:00:09 CEST 2008


Terry Reedy wrote:
> 
> 
> bvdp wrote:
>>
>> Is it possible to do this from a function: import a module and append 
>> the defs in that module to an existing module/namesapce.
>>
>> So, in my code I have something like:
>>
>> # main code
>> import mods
>>
>> def loadmore(n):
>>    import_module(n, mods)
>>
>> ....
>> # end of main
>>
>> this will permit the addition of the the stuff in file 'n.py' to 'mods'.
>>
>> Assuming that foo1() is defined in newmod, I should now be able to do 
>> something like mods.foo1().
> 
> Do you mean something like this?
>  >>> import string
>  >>> dir(string)
> ['Formatter', 'Template', '_TemplateMetaclass', '__builtins__', 
> '__doc__', '__file__', '__name__', '__package__', '_multimap', '_re', 
> 'ascii_letters', 'ascii_lowercase', 'ascii_uppercase', 'capwords', 
> 'digits', 'hexdigits', 'maketrans', 'octdigits', 'printable', 
> 'punctuation', 'whitespace']
>  >>> import math
> 
>  >>> math.__dict__.update(string.__dict__)
>  >>> dir(math)
> ['Formatter', 'Template', '_TemplateMetaclass', '__builtins__', 
> '__doc__', '__file__', '__name__', '__package__', '_multimap', '_re', 
> 'acos', 'acosh', 'ascii_letters', 'ascii_lowercase', 'ascii_uppercase', 
> 'asin', 'asinh', 'atan', 'atan2', 'atanh', 'capwords', 'ceil', 
> 'copysign', 'cos', 'cosh', 'degrees', 'digits', 'e', 'exp', 'fabs', 
> 'factorial', 'floor', 'fmod', 'frexp', 'hexdigits', 'hypot', 'isinf', 
> 'isnan', 'ldexp', 'log', 'log10', 'log1p', 'maketrans', 'modf', 
> 'octdigits', 'pi', 'pow', 'printable', 'punctuation', 'radians', 'sin', 
> 'sinh', 'sqrt', 'sum', 'tan', 'tanh', 'trunc', 'whitespace']
> 
> tjr
> 

Yes, I think that's what I might need. I'll give it a go in my code and 
see if that does work.

Thanks.



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