Two import questions in Python 3.0

Kay Schluehr kay.schluehr at
Sat Jan 24 10:37:21 CET 2009

On 24 Jan., 09:21, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at> wrote:

> If you run as a script, it does not "know" it lives inside a package.
> You must *import* A for it to become aware of the package.
> Also, the directory containing the script comes earlier than PYTHONPATH
> entries in sys.path -- so watch for that case too.

Thanks, yes. I always make the same error thinking that a directory
with the ritual __init__ file is actually a package ( as some kind of
platonic entity ), something that is more obvious to me than it is to
the runtime. The relative import semantics introduced with Python 2.5
has made the error just visible that was hidden to me for about a
decade. Shit.

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