Title: import * doesn't discover classes
Type: behaviour Severity: normal
Components: Core Versions: 2.5.2
Status: closed Resolution: invalid
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: fwierzbicki, j13r
Priority: Keywords:

Created on 2011-09-22.13:45:33 by j13r, last changed 2012-02-10.18:18:24 by fwierzbicki.

msg6650 (view) Author: Johannes Buchner (j13r) Date: 2011-09-22.13:45:33
I have the issue that 

> from org.eclipse.swt.widgets import *

doesn't work. To be exact, it doesn't discover anything.
It fails, unless I have something like 
> import org.eclipse.swt.widgets.List
before it, in which case it imports "List" into the namespace, but nothing else.

Clearly, the code is in the classpath, and it can be imported. But it isn't automatically discovered. This seems to be a bug in the latest Jython release.

To test, download the right SWT jar from
Then run:

[user@localhost tmp]$ JYTHONPATH=swt-gtk.jar java -jar /home/user/.m2/repository/org/python/jython-standalone/2.5.2/jython-standalone-2.5.2.jar 
Jython 2.5.2 (Release_2_5_2:7206, Mar 2 2011, 23:12:06) 
[OpenJDK Server VM (Sun Microsystems Inc.)] on java1.6.0_22
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import org.eclipse.swt.widgets.List
>>> from org.eclipse.swt.widgets import *
>>> dir()
['List', '__doc__', '__name__', 'org']

Expected: dir should also return Text, Shell, Display, and many more.
msg6773 (view) Author: Frank Wierzbicki (fwierzbicki) Date: 2012-02-10.18:18:23
Hi j13r - you are running Jython in "standalone" mode which doesn't activate java package inspection. If you want this behavior, you should install Jython without using standalone mode. See for (a little) more detail.
Date User Action Args
2012-02-10 18:18:24fwierzbickisetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: invalid
messages: + msg6773
nosy: + fwierzbicki
2011-09-22 13:45:33j13rcreate