[Import-SIG] PEP 420: Implicit Namespace Packages

Eric V. Smith eric at trueblade.com
Thu May 3 14:28:03 CEST 2012

On 5/3/2012 4:37 AM, martin at v.loewis.de wrote:
>> I can go either way on this, but would lean toward __file__ not being
>> set. Brett: what's your opinion?
> I'd like to recall that we were explicitly discussion this question at
> PyCon, and (IIRC) I proposed that it be None, and Guido pronounced that
> it shall be the path to the first portion. So if you now want to change it,
> you should check with him again.

I recall that, and I also recall advocating None.

I see the process as:

- come to a consensus here
- update the PEP, documenting this discussion
- update the implementation
- get Guido to rule on the PEP


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