Importing two modules of same name

dieter dieter at
Wed Feb 10 02:54:42 EST 2016

Carl Meyer <carl at> writes:
> ...
> If you omit the future-import in Python 2.7, `import config` will import
> the neighboring app/ by default, and there is no way to import
> the top-level

There is the "__import__" builtin function which allows to specify
the "parent package" indirectly via its "globals" parameter. This
way, you can import the "top-level" config (passing an empty "globals").

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