[issue15715] __import__ now raises with non-existing items in fromlist in 3.3
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Fri Aug 17 01:14:42 CEST 2012
Eric Snow added the comment:
While this is a regression, 3.3 definitely puts an increased emphasis on using importlib.import_module() instead of builtins.__import__(). Any reason why import_module() isn't used?
As to the regression, while the current behavior makes more sense, it is contrary to a common idiom when using __import__(). However, given the push away from using __import__(), perhaps it can just stay this way. Oh backward compatibility...
nosy: +brett.cannon, eric.snow
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