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

Igor Soares ibp.srs at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 00:36:49 CEST 2011

On Apr 27, 6:21 pm, Ken Watford <kwatford+pyt... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Igor Soares <ibp.... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Reading the section "6.11. The import statement"
> >http://docs.python.org/py3k/reference/simple_stmts.html#the-import-st...
> > 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.

Ooops... yeah, i got somthing wrong
Well, I've got a strange example running in windows, IDLE, and python

running this:
"import pkg1.pkg2.mod1"
defined all theese names ("pkg1", "pkg2" and "mod1") in the local

But now, at home, running python 2.6.6 with Debian (without IDLE) it
doesn't work
I'll try again tomorow (maybe its IDLE)


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