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import parser does not import parser.py in same dir on win

Hi!

I have a possibly dumb question about imports. I've written two python
modules:

parser.py
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class Parser(object):
"my parser"
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app.py
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from parser import Parser
print "import successful"
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Running app.py on linux, gives:
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import succesful
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However, runnning it on windows gives:
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Traceback (most recent call last):
File "test.py", line 1, in ?
from parser import Parser
ImportError: cannot import name Parser
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It turns out that on Windows, the builtin parser module is imported
instead. Why? Why is there a difference? What other names are "taken"?

In both cases the script dir is first on sys.path, and I'm using the
plain old terminal/cmd window.

Thanks for your time.

Cheers!
/Joel Hedlund
Nov 11 '06 #1
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Joel Hedlund wrote:
It turns out that on Windows, the builtin parser module is imported
instead. Why?
the table of built-in modules are checked before searching the path.
Why is there a difference? What other names are "taken"?
depends on how the interpreter is built; there's a sys variable that
contains a list of all built-ins:

http://effbot.org/pyref/sys.builtin_module_names

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Nov 11 '06 #2
the table of built-in modules are checked before searching the path.

I figured as much. But why is the behavior different on linux/win? Is
this documented somewhere?

/Joel
Nov 11 '06 #3

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