On Sun, Jan 25, 2004 at 01:59:16PM -0800, Guido van Rossum wrote:
from /home/guido/lib/python import neatTricks
Keeping the amount of magic behind import as low as possible seems very
important, because they are not a minor feature but something that every
beginner must reasonably understand; I've already seen it as an obstacle.
The above statement has the advantage of looking obvious; but in addition to the package name problem there is the fact that directory names are not always valid Python identifiers. A last try:
import neatTricks in "/home/guido/lib/python" # no package import package.module in "/home/guido/lib/python" # package import foo in "." # relative import from neatTricks in "../cmds" import a, b, c s=os.path.join("some", "where"); import foo in s # expression path
where the semantics would be to search sys.path if and only if no 'in' clause is specified. ('in' doesn't sound quite right...)