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Hi everybody,

I would like to prevent the loading of modules in the current directory.
For example, if I have a personal module in the current directory
named "os", when I do "import os", I would like Python to import os
standard module, not my personal module of the current directory.
Is this possible?

Thanks
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  • Chris Rebert at Mar 6, 2009 at 9:39 am

    On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 1:33 AM, TP wrote:
    Hi everybody,

    I would like to prevent the loading of modules in the current directory.
    For example, if I have a personal module in the current directory
    named "os", when I do "import os", I would like Python to import os
    standard module, not my personal module of the current directory.
    Is this possible?
    This should do the trick:

    import sys
    sys.path.remove('')

    Cheers,
    Chris

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  • Ben Finney at Mar 6, 2009 at 9:54 am
    (Could you please set a valid email address for people to contact you
    if necessary?)

    TP <Tribulations at Paralleles.invalid> writes:
    I would like to prevent the loading of modules in the current
    directory.
    You will, I think, like the new distinction between ?absolute? and
    ?relative? imports <URL:http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0328/>.

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    Ben Finney
  • TP at Mar 6, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Ben Finney wrote:

    (Could you please set a valid email address for people to contact you
    if necessary?)
    Thanks a lot for your help.
    My email address is in my signature:

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    python -c "print ''.join([chr(154 - ord(c)) for c in '*9(9&(18%.\
    9&1+,\'Z4(55l4('])"

    "When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is
    possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is
    impossible, he is very probably wrong." (first law of AC Clarke)
  • Carl Banks at Mar 7, 2009 at 5:34 am

    On Mar 6, 1:54?am, Ben Finney wrote:
    (Could you please set a valid email address for people to contact you
    if necessary?)

    TP <Tribulati... at Paralleles.invalid> writes:
    I would like to prevent the loading of modules in the current
    directory.
    You will, I think, like the new distinction between ?absolute? and
    ?relative? imports <URL:http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0328/>.
    He might, but it won't help him with his problem. Relative imports
    aren't involved in this situation.


    Carl Banks
  • Christian Heimes at Mar 6, 2009 at 10:19 am

    TP schrieb:
    Hi everybody,

    I would like to prevent the loading of modules in the current directory.
    For example, if I have a personal module in the current directory
    named "os", when I do "import os", I would like Python to import os
    standard module, not my personal module of the current directory.
    Is this possible?
    Do you have the 'os' module inside your 'personal' package? If you add

    from __future__ import absolute_import

    then

    import os

    imports the right 'os' module. With

    from . import os

    you can import the 'personal.os' module from a module inside 'personal'.

    Christian
  • Benjamin Peterson at Mar 6, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    TP <Tribulations <at> Paralleles.invalid> writes:
    Hi everybody,

    I would like to prevent the loading of modules in the current directory.
    For example, if I have a personal module in the current directory
    named "os", when I do "import os", I would like Python to import os
    standard module, not my personal module of the current directory.
    Is this possible?
    While the solutions given by others in this thread will work, I think it is best
    policy to not name your own modules after stdlib ones. When I see "os"
    referenced in code, I assume it is the stdlib one, and don't want to be confused
    by the presence of your own module.
  • TP at Mar 6, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Benjamin Peterson wrote:

    While the solutions given by others in this thread will work, I think it
    is best policy to not name your own modules after stdlib ones. When I see
    "os" referenced in code, I assume it is the stdlib one, and don't want to
    be confused by the presence of your own module.
    Yes, I have finally chosen this alternative: things are much simpler like
    this.
    Thanks

    --
    python -c "print ''.join([chr(154 - ord(c)) for c in '*9(9&(18%.\
    9&1+,\'Z4(55l4('])"

    "When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is
    possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is
    impossible, he is very probably wrong." (first law of AC Clarke)

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