Jean-Marc Orliaguet wrote:
Jim Fulton wrote:
yes indeed, but no "cross" imports between packages that are siblings.
Huh? Why? I'm not at all sure I know what you mean.
the question is what relation between the importer and the imported are
OK: if I add such imports in __init__.py, I should only import from
packages located in the same folder or in subfolders but not from
sibling folders or from parent folders.
Ah. Right. Agreed.
with a directory structure like:
in packageA.__init__.py it is OK to add:
from root.packageA.somefile import somemodule
to make it possible for external packages to import "somemodule" as:
from root.packageA import somemodule
it is OK to write in packageA.__init__.py :
from root.packageA.packageB.somefile import someothermodule
to import it as:
from root.packageA import someothermodule
but it is not OK to put the same imports in packageC (a sibling), which
be some sort or cross import between packages that are not parent /
child to one another. This easily leads to circular imports.
so what I mean is : parents import from children to make it possible for
external packages to import directly from the parents.
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