How to import only one module in a package when the package has already imports the modules?

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Sun Nov 1 05:09:05 CET 2009

Peng Yu wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 10:35 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern at> wrote:
>> Peng Yu wrote:
>>> I have defined 'long' in one of my previous message. I consider a file
>>> long, when it does not fit in one or two screen. Basically, I want to
>>> get a whole picture of the file after glancing of the file.
>> I think you are going to have to get used to the fact that you have very
>> strange personal preferences and that Python is designed for the vast
>> majority of programmers who do not share them.
> So python would not be able to accommodate my preference one
> class/function per file? I.e., I have to use something like 'from spam
> import spam' or 'spam.spam()', or accept that the filename is not the
> same as the class/function name.
> Inside test/
> from a import A  # class A from file
> from b import B  # class B from file

If you are going to expose symbols in your, they should not have the 
same name as any of the modules in the package.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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