import foo vs. python -m foo

Simon Bierbaum bierbaum at
Tue Oct 28 20:22:34 CET 2008

Hi all,

what is the difference between saying "import foo" in an interactive  
prompt and starting one using "python -m foo"? The -m switch is not  
covered in the man page, is it even officially supported? I'm asking  
because one of my modules fails on import in the second version but  
succeeds in the first.

Thanks, Simon

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