On 27 July 2001, Guido van Rossum said:
stat.py in 2.2a1 starts with the following sage advice:
"""Constants/functions for interpreting results of os.stat() and os.lstat().
Suggested usage: from stat import * """
Is ths still the suggested usage?
I don't see why not.
My understanding was that it's generally considered Bad Form to do this at module level, while doing it at function level is tricky (or a performance hit? whatever...) because of nested scopes.