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Referring to a module by a string without using eval()

On Wed, 17 May 2017 05:14 pm, Terry Reedy wrote:

> On 5/17/2017 2:04 AM, jeanbigboute at gmail.com wrote:
>> Question: Is there a solution to this "turn a string into the module it
>> represents" problem?
> Built-in function __import__

Like all dunders, __import__ is intended for the interpreter's use. In
modern Python, the way to import a module by name is:

import importlib
module = importlib.import_module("name")

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