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Routine Poutine
Routine Poutine
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Do Python and JavaScript reverse the order of syntax when importing modules?

Hi,

This video seems to indicate that Python's syntax is: from x import y

This is different from what I'm used to in JavaScript, where: import X from 'y'

Am I write about the same words, but different order here? Python and ECMA2015.

Thanks,

Matt

1 Answer

Michael Hulet
MOD
Michael Hulet
Treehouse Moderator 47,835 Points

You can import things in 2 ways with Python. First of all, let's say we have this file:

module.py
def one():
    print("This")

def two():
    print("That")

Now, if we have another Python file, we can use the code in that file like this:

other.py
import module

module.one()
module.two()

Alternatively, we could use it like this:

other.py
from module import one
from module import two

one()
two()

Notice that when we do it the first way, with just the import statement, it imports everything in that file, and we can access individual things in that file by writing filename.some_symbol. In the 2nd way, it pulls the individual things into your current namespace, as if you wrote them in that file itself. This style is the only way you can do it in ES2015 JavaScript, so that's probably what you're more used to from that world