I think I found a mistake in the official language reference documentation -- or I am missing somethig???

Ken Watford kwatford+python at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 23:21:13 CEST 2011


On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Igor Soares <ibp.srs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Reading the section "6.11. The import statement"
> http://docs.python.org/py3k/reference/simple_stmts.html#the-import-statement
>
> I found:
> """
> Import statements are executed in two steps: (1) find a module, and
> initialize it if necessary; (2) define a name or names in the local
> namespace (of the scope where the import statement occurs).
> (...)
> The first form (without from) repeats these steps for each identifier
> in the list. The form with from performs step (1) once, and then
> performs step (2) repeatedly.
> """
> In the last sentence, isn't it the opposite?
> With the "from" form it would find/initialize all the modules and
> define just the name after "from".
> Or am I missing something?????

Judging only by what you've quoted, the forms would be:

1) import os, sys, glob
2) from os.path import exists, split, join

In the first form, one or more modules come after the 'import'. In the
second form, a single module comes after the 'from', and then multiple
names from within that module come after the 'import'. Looks fine to
me.



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