from package import * without overwriting similarly named functions?
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Fri Oct 24 20:27:27 CEST 2008
> I have multiple packages that have many of the same function names. Is
> it possible to do
> from package1 import *
> from package2 import *
> without overwriting similarly named objects from package1 with
> material in package2? How about a way to do this that at least gives a
Yeah, just use
from package2 import *
from package1 import *
then nothing in package1 will get tromped upon.
However, best practices suggest leaving them in a namespace and
not using the "import *" mechanism for precisely this reason.
You can always use module aliasing:
import package1 as p1
import package2 as p2
so you don't have to type "package1.subitem", but can instead
just write "p1.subitem". I prefer to do this with packages like
import Tkinter as tk
so it doesn't litter my namespace, but also doesn't require me to
type "Tkinter.Scrollbar", prefixing with "Tkinter." for everything.
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