[Python-Dev] Re: [Import-sig] Re: Proposal for a modified import mechanism.

Fredrik Lundh fredrik@pythonware.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2001 07:44:41 +0100

Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
> Its not the application that I'm concerned about - an application is
> typically a single/few file(s) and editing them to suit things is
> certainly not an issue. But editing 100 files inside a package each
> time the parent changes is nuts.

I'd recommend that you don't put the above in your PEP.

changing the language to cater to package owners who
have more files than users (and don't appear to give a
damn about the few users they have) isn't just nuts, it's
total madness.

if you do this a lot, write a 20-line script to do it for you.