Greg Ewing writes:
How are we supposed to convince impressionable newbies to stay away from the evil drug of import * if the docs for one of the standard modules is brazenly advocating its use?
If Guido will back off on saying that it's acceptable to use it that way, I can assure you the docs will be corrected. But if he's still advocating that usage (silly Dutchman), I don't think I should touch it. Even if it is silly.