Very very noobie question about how imports work.

tcak via Digitalmars-d-learn digitalmars-d-learn at
Thu Dec 10 19:51:35 PST 2015

On Friday, 11 December 2015 at 03:20:29 UTC, J Smith wrote:
> Say I have a project with the files structured like this.
> package-name/
>     src/
>         package-name/
>             lib.d
>     test/
>         testlib.d
> How do I make it so that I can import and use the contents of 
> lib.d inside of testlib.d.
> As you can tell I'm very new to D, and kind of new to 
> programming. Forgive me for very noob and easy question, but 
> couldn't really find anything out by reading the docs.

In D, directory structure doesn't matter. What matters is module 

Let's say module name of lib.d is "module a;", and for testlib.d, 
it is "module b;".

Then you can access whichever you want with dot notation. 
";", "b.var = 5;" etc.

Where directory structure matters is compiling.

dmd main.d src/package-name/lib.d test/testlib.d

Because it is logical to match directory structure and module 
name, it is done in that way mostly, but there are times you 
might not want this.

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