Module name does not match file name

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Mon Jul 7 11:03:17 CEST 2014

On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:04:36 +1000, Chris Angelico wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 5:57 PM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at>
> wrote:
>> Can anyone explain how "import pg" can end up coming from
> First guess: There's a "" somewhere that imports the so, then
> replaces itself in sys.modules.

Oh, there's a somewhere alright, but it imports _py and there is no 
_py module anywhere on the system. I don't believe that the file is 
actually used, even though it is in the site-packages next to

I did mention the maze of twisty dependencies, didn't I?


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