doted filenames in import statements

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at
Wed Jul 22 08:16:19 EDT 2009

Piet van Oostrum wrote:
> [snip]
>> JP> file = "/home/dsp/"
>> JP> test = __import__(file)
>> JP> => no module name blalalal found.
>> JP> Any suggestion ? I tried multiple escape technics without any success.
> Rightly so.
> I think the best would be to add the directory to sys.path 
> sys.path.add('/home/dsp/')
> and then
> __import__('test', ... ) 

I see. My problem is that a have to import 2 different files having de 
same name. In the same name space I have 2 objects from 2 different 
software branches, let's say 4.6.0 and 4.6.1.
The first object shall import 4.6.0/ and the second one 4.6.1/

If I add 4.6.1 to sys.path, the import statement will look like:
self._orb = __import__('orb')
The problem is, python wil assume orb is already imported and will 
assign the module from the 4.6.0 branch to my 4.6.1 object.

Do I have to mess up with sys.modules keys to make python import the 
correct file ? Is there a standard/proper way to do that ?


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