[Import-SIG] improving ImportError

Eric Snow ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 21:06:22 CEST 2011

Armin Ronacher has an interesting blog post about some of the
challenges of using Python's imports:


In particular, his main point about "not found" vs. "broken" vs.
"problem with inner import" got me thinking.  Would it be a bad idea
to split ImportError into more specific exceptions?  I imagine that
cataloguing the different causes of ImportError and how someone might
react to those differently wouldn't be too hard...


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