Question about import

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Thu Sep 10 16:47:16 CEST 2015


Ian Kelly wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:12 AM, Frank Millman <frank at chagford.com> wrote:
>> That makes me wonder if, in my project, I can import all modules inside
>> 'start.py', and then just use 'import package_name' inside each module?
> 
> You can, but for readability and reuse I think it's better to be
> explicit in each module and import the fully qualified module names
> that are needed, rather than relying on some other module to import
> them for you.
> 
>> Another question - I thought that, because aa.py and bb.py are in
>> different sub-directories, I would have to set them up as packages by
>> adding '__init__.py' to each one, but it works fine without that. What am
>> I missing?
> 
> That surprises me also, but I suspect it's because they're
> subdirectories of the current working directory rather than packages
> found on the sys.path.

So even the experts cannot keep up with all those nifty new features:

https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0420/ (Implicit Namespace Packages)

I'm waiting to see the language collapse under all its nice and -- seen in 
isolation -- incredibly useful additions. 

C++ we're coming :(



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