Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#10703 closed (wontfix)

Helper for importing modules from installed apps

Reported by: Archatas Owned by: nobody
Component: Core (Other) Version: 1.1-beta
Severity: Keywords: reusable utility extensible import dynamic
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


It would be really convenient to create extensible and reusable apps, if there was a simple way to import dynamically from an installed app (without defining the full path).

For example, there could be the following function defined somewhere in django.utils or django.db.models:

from django.db import models
from django.utils import importlib

def import_installed(path):
    Imports a module from an installed app

    >>> import_installed("myapp.forms")
    <module 'myproject.apps.myapp.forms'>
    app_name, module = path.split(".", 1)
    app = models.get_app(app_name)
    return importlib.import_module(app.__name__[:-6] + module)

Change History (2)

comment:1 by James Bennett, 15 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I don't really see the utility of this -- a properly-written Django application is just a Python module, and is importable the same as any other Python module. It's not like that module is suddenly going to have a different path (and if it does, you're doing something wrong).

comment:2 by Jacob, 13 years ago

milestone: 1.1

Milestone 1.1 deleted

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