How to import a python function that's outside of packages/xx/yy?


Based on the jokes python example, I’d like to import code that sits at the root of the repository.

So, something along those lines:


def test():
    return {"test": "test"}

# packages/joke/joke/

import pyjokes
from ....test import test # this won't work?

def main(args):
    joke = pyjokes.get_joke()
    return {
        'body': {
            'response_type': 'in_channel',
            'text': joke

How do I import any code that I have in a level above the current packages/joke/joke folder structure? - Say I have code to share between more than one package?

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Bobby Iliev
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October 6, 2022

Hi there,

There was a similar question recently asked here:

Rodric created a repository with an example on how to do this as well:

Hope that this is helpful!

Let me know if you have any questions!