[Import-SIG] PEP proposal: Per-Module Import Path

Eric Snow ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com
Wed Jul 31 22:40:00 CEST 2013

On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 6:29 AM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 2:41 AM, Eric Snow <ericsnowcurrently at gmail.com>wrote:
>> I'll make it more clear in the PEP that refpath resolution is
>> depth-first--a consequence of doing normal loader lookup.  This means that
>> in the face of a cycle the normal package/module/ns package handling
>> happens rather than acting like there was an empty .ref file (but only if
>> no other path entries in the .ref file pan out first).  Would it be better
>> to treat this case the same as an empty .ref file?
> I would argue a cycle is an error and you should raise ImportError.

I'll make a point of this.  An ImportError makes sense.  Either way I'll
provide some rationale.

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