__import__ with dict values

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Thu Mar 12 19:00:40 CET 2009

En Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:27:35 -0200, alex goretoy  
<aleksandr.goretoy at gmail.com> escribió:

>> note i would still like to be able to do __import__("sys")."path"

p = __import__("sys").path

That's a convoluted way of doing:

import sys
p = sys.path

(except that the latter one inserts "sys" in the current namespace)

>> maybe if __import__ had __str__ defined, How is my thinking on this?
>> and how would I achieve something like this?

__str__ has absolutely nothing to do.

> __import__(opt['imp_mod']).options
> eval(opt['imp_mod']+"."+opt['imp_opt'])
> how to make top work like bottom?

If you think you have to use eval: you don't. Never.

module = __import__(opt['imp_mod'])

If the name "options" is not known until runtime, use getattr:

getattr(module, name_of_attribute)

The above assumes you want an attribute (like logging.ERROR). If you want  
a sub-module (a module inside a package) use __import__("dotted.name") and  
then retrieve the module by name from sys.modules; see  

Gabriel Genellina

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