How to test if a module exists?
clp2 at rebertia.com
Sat Nov 6 22:09:18 CET 2010
On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 11:50 AM, Jon Dufresne <jon.dufresne at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Chris Rebert <clp2 at rebertia.com> wrote:
>> Here's what I came up with:
>> import extension_magic_module
>> except ImportError as err:
>> if err.message != "No module named extension_magic_module":
>> raise err
> It seems less than ideal to tie my program's behavior to what
> essentially boils down to a documentation string.
Yeah, personally I was surprised and annoyed that the module name
wasn't available by itself as some attribute of the ImportError (e.g.
err.module_name); that would have lent itself to a very elegant
solution to your problem.
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