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Python Using Databases in Python Meet Peewee Create Table

Welby Obeng
Welby Obeng
20,340 Points

difference between import peewee and from peewee import *?

what is the difference between import peewee and from peewee import *?


1 Answer

Gavin Ralston
Gavin Ralston
28,770 Points

If you import mymodule, you get the whole module, and have to make all references to it by typing like


If you use from mymodule import myfunction you can call it directly in your script


It's a namespace thing, really. Plus in one example you're only importing the function you need, instead of the entire module, which you might not want.

Gavin Ralston
Gavin Ralston
28,770 Points

So in the example

from module import *

You're saying "give me everything, and don't worry about functions in this module clashing with anything I've written or imported from elsewhere. Then you can type the function names without using the namespace.