[IPython-user] autoreload 1 and aimport don't seem to work

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Sat Aug 30 16:02:43 CDT 2008

Sat, 30 Aug 2008 13:53:57 -0700, khosra wrote:

> I am using 0.9.rc1 and have 'import ipy_autoreload' in ipy_user_conf.py.
> I can get aimport to work only with modules in the current directory. I
> am probably not understanding the documentation. What am I doing
> incorrectly? First time I tried this feature.

> In [5]: reload_test.reload_me   # didn't seem to load
> NameError                                 Traceback (most recent call
> last)
> /home/amir/python/<ipython console> in <module>()
> NameError: name 'reload_test' is not defined

It's a bug (my bad, sorry!), incorrect use of __import__ in the 
autoreload extension. Instead of 

	mod = __import__(modname)
        ip.to_user_ns({modname: mod})

it should say

	ip.to_user_ns({modname: sys.modules[modname]})

in ipy_autoreload.py

You should still be able to do

	aimport reload_test.reload_me
	import reload_test.reload_me

and then hopefully works.

Pauli Virtanen

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