Importing two modules of same name

Tim Johnson tim at akwebsoft.com
Tue Feb 9 18:23:04 EST 2016


Before proceding, let me state that this is to satisfy my
curiousity, not to solve any problem I am having.

Scenario :
Web application developed at /some/dir/sites/flask/

If I have a package - let us call it app and in my
/some/dir/sites/flask/app/__init__.py is the following:

from config import config

imports the config dictionary from  /some/dir/sites/flask/config.py

(the real-case scenario is M. Grinberg's tutorial on Flask).

What if I wanted to add a module in the app package and call it from
__init__.py

That entails having two modules name config
one at /some/dir/sites/flask/config.py
and the other at /some/dir/sites/flask/app/config.py

What would be the proper way to do this? (If proper at all :)) I
realize that it may not be best practices. And is a practice that I
avoided in the past.

FYI: 
Platform - python 2.7 on Ubuntu 14.04. 
Experience: long-time python CGI programmer before retiring about 3
years ago.

Thanks
-- 
Tim 
http://www.akwebsoft.com, http://www.tj49.com


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