Interesting Problem

Victor Subervi victorsubervi at
Wed Jan 20 18:06:05 CET 2010

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Stephen Hansen <apt.shansen at>wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 7:19 AM, Victor Subervi <victorsubervi at>wrote:
>> Hi;
>> I think I finally have an interesting problem for y'all. I need to import
>> a script from a lower dir, forcing me to change dirs:
> Don't do that. If you must, then the correct way to do it is to adjust your
> sys.path and not change directory. "sys.path.append('..')" or whatever.
> But I really would just re-organize your code so you don't need such
> things. Have a single top-level directory that's on your path, put a blank
> in all your directories, and use absolute imports everywhere.
> from myapp.templateFrame import top, bottom
> from myapp.some_directory.some_file import this, that
> etc.

I didn't know I could do that. Thanks!

>> Now, apparently because of python's problem with globals, when I call "id"
>> as follows:
> Python does not have problems with globals. You are repeatedly re-using the
> same variable names, causing confusion and errors; when you say 'id' in that
> line of code, Python doesn't think you are talking about the "id" that is
> global. It thinks you are talking about the "id" that is local-- that you
> define one line beneath.

I didn't think that was a problem because it cascaded. Thanks, that fixed
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