__init__.py and package help

TechieInsights GDoermann at gmail.com
Mon Jan 5 20:58:09 CET 2009

Ok... I figured it out... you can only import packages via the __all__
= ['subpackage/folder']... if you include a module such as hello.py,
it will fail.

Go figures I'd find this right after posting here...


TechieInsights wrote:
> Ok I have read all of the tutorials and documents I could find.  I am
> running Python 2.6 on windows.  The problem I am having with packages
> is that they don't show up!
> Simple example of what isn't working...
> Structure-
> pytest/ Root directory of package
>     __init__.py-  code: __all__ = ['folder']
>     folder/   Another folder in the package
>         __init__.py- code: __all__ = ['hello']
>         hello.py- code: print('Hello World')
> Then I append the path to sys.path, and try and import...
> >>> sys.path.append(r'E:\dev\test\pytest')
> >>> from pytest.folder import hello
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
> ImportError: No module named pytest.folder
> What am I doing wrong!  It's driving me crazy.
> Thanks in advance,
> Greg

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