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A simple utility to import something by its string name.


Import and return bar given the string

Calling bar = import_item("") is the functional equivalent of executing the code from foo import bar.

Parameters:name (string) – The fully qualified name of the module/package being imported.
Returns:mod – The module that was imported.
Return type:module object