Importing is partially working...

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 12:11:15 CEST 2015


On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 3:45 PM, Dwight GoldWinde <Dwight at goldwinde.com> wrote:
> name = 'Jim'
> coach = 'Dwight'
> import importlib
> sentence = 'Hi, there, ' + name + '. My name is ' + coach + '. I will be
> your coach today.'
> from Functions.py import humprint
> humprint (sentence)
>
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>
>   File "Intro.py", line 5, in <module>
>
>     from Functions.py import humprint
>
> ImportError: No module named 'Functions.py'; 'Functions' is not a package
>
>
>
> So, it seems like it is accessing the module, but not the function?

You're almost there! But in Python, you don't import something from a
specific file - you import from a module, and the Python interpreter
is free to locate that file anywhere that it can. It might be
implemented in C, and be stored in Functions.so (on Unix-like systems)
or Functions.dll (on Windows); it might be precompiled and loaded from
Functions.pyc; it might come from a zip file, or some other form of
special import source. So all you say is:

from Functions import humprint

and Python does the rest. Yep, that's all the change you need, and
your code will most likely work. (I haven't tested it, but it'll
probably work.)

Have fun!

ChrisA


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