[Python-Dev] Re: [Import-sig] Re: Proposal for a modified import
Prabhu Ramachandran <email@example.com>
Tue, 13 Nov 2001 23:37:24 +0530
>>>>> "BAW" == Barry A Warsaw <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
[on the suggested package import improvements]
BAW> I'm not wholly unsympathetic to the problem, but I'm trying
BAW> to give some pushback because of just the reason Michel
BAW> gives. Even though I can think of my own cool uses of an
BAW> "acquisitional import", I think Python should be really
BAW> careful here. One of the deep problems with implicit
BAW> acquisition is that you often don't know where something
BAW> really comes from. I'm worried that building this into the
BAW> import mechanism will make it harder to figure out where
BAW> something comes from. Explicit is better than implicit.
BAW> But having said all that, it's clear to me that we've mined
BAW> this vein enough on the list. It's PEP time!
Great! I'm very happy and thankful that you folks have been so
patient with me and are listening to this stuff.
I have a few other things to wind up this week, so I'll try starting
to write the PEP this weekend. I'll first run it by Eric and maybe
pester Gordon a bit before I pass it on to the experts.