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Nested packages and import order bug

Joerg Sonnenberger
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Hi all,
I have a package a.b with the following content:

import a.b

Running "import a.b" generates an AttributeError for b, obviously
the import didn't add b to the module "a". Even though it can be
argued that importing a package from within is bad style, this
a clearly a bug since its at least surprising.

Shouldn't the import create the namespace entry in a after it
created the module entry in sys.modules?

Therefore should I submit a bug report?

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