PYTHONPATH and module names

Tobiah toby at
Mon Jul 1 21:54:30 CEST 2013

> Are you familiar with absolute and relative imports:

Doesn't seem to work:

Python 2.7.3 (default, May 10 2012, 13:31:18)
[GCC 4.2.4 (Ubuntu 4.2.4-1ubuntu4)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
 >>> from __future__ import absolute_import
 >>> import .format
   File "<stdin>", line 1
     import .format
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

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