Automatically set the __package__ attribute of a script.
Run modules inside packages as scripts. Automatically sets the
attribute of any script which imports it and calls the initialization function
set_package_attribute.init(). This allows the script to use explicit relative
imports, which fail otherwise.
For full documentation, see https://abarker.github.io/set-package-attribute.
Also available on PyPI for installation with pip.
Brief usage summary
To use the package just import it before any of the non-system files, inside any
module that you might want to run as a script, and call the
These statements should be inside a guard conditional, so that they only run
when the module is executed as a script:
if __name__ == "__main__": import set_package_attribute set_package_attribute.init()
The guard conditional is not required if the module is only ever run as a
script, i.e., if it is never imported by any module. The
init function must
be called before any explicit relative imports, and before importing any
modules from within the same package which themselves use such imports.
If you are happy with the default
init arguments then there is a shortcut
import which automatically calls
init for you:
if __name__ == "__main__": import set_package_attribute_magic
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