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Re: Class instantiation fails when passed in a file but work vialine by line interpreter

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Jeff Tchang wrote:
Odd issue I am having with class instantiation on Python 2.5.2 (Windows).

I have a custom module with a few classes in it. The module is named SAML.py.
There is a copy of it in C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\SAML.py.

Basically when I try to run a python file that tries to create an
instance of the class Subject I get this error:
AttributeError: type object 'SAML' has no attribute 'Subject'

In SAML.py I have the class...

class Subject(object):
...
...
etc

However, when I run the same line by line by starting up python it works.
>>import SAML
subject = SAML.Subject("Jo*****@example.com","EMailAddress")
print subject
<SAML.Subject object at 0x00C94770>
I've double checked I am loading the correct module by the usage of the -v flag.
What else should I be checking?
Look for assignments to "SAML" in your code, or a class definition of
something called SAML. That message should read "module object "SAML'
has no attribute 'Subject'". If SAML isn't a module, why not?

regards
Steve
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Nov 18 '08 #1
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