Import Doesn't Import
breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Oct 17 00:56:03 CEST 2014
On 16/10/2014 23:28, Joel Goldstick wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 5:29 PM, Emile van Sebille <emile at fenx.com> wrote:
>> On 10/15/2014 5:40 PM, ryguy7272 wrote:
>>> ImportError: No module named 'urllib2'
>>> I'm telling Python to import because it doesn't exist and it throws an
>>> error. I don't get it; I just don't get it. If I'm working with R, I can
>>> import thousands of libraries with no errors whatsoever. With Python, I
>>> just get thousands of errors with nothing working whatsoever. I totally
>>> don't understand this language. Import means import. Right. WTF!!!!!
>> So, maybe Import doesn't mean import -- perhaps you expect import to
>> retrieve content from the web and make it importable(1). That's not what
>> python's import does. Python's version looks for a local module to import.
>> I'd suggest starting with the tutorial.
>> (1) which would imply execution of arbitrary code.
> requests is a better choice than urllib
To an experienced user yes, to an inexperienced OP who can't even run a
Python program without help a very emphatic no.
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.
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