[New-bugs-announce] [issue8358] absolute_import future directive ignored by 2to3
Jason R. Coombs
report at bugs.python.org
Fri Apr 9 19:09:50 CEST 2010
New submission from Jason R. Coombs <jaraco at jaraco.com>:
I'm using Python 3.1.2 64-bit on Windows.
I've found that even if "absolute_import" is imported from __future__, 2to3 will convert imports to be treated as relative.
To demonstrate this behavior, I created a small package "abs_imp_test" (attached).
abs_imp_test.__init__ is 0 bytes.
abs_imp_test.string is a one-line file.
foo = 'bar'
abs_imp_test.main contains 4 lines:
from __future__ import absolute_import
assert not hasattr(string, 'foo'), 'fail'
Put abs_imp_test package somewhere in the python path (just having it relative to current directory works).
Note that the code is designed to be future-proof (using the future directive), so will run under Python 2.6 and Python 3.1 without errors.
> python26\python -c "from abs_imp_test import main"
> python31\python -c "from abs_imp_test import main"
However, if I run 2to3 on main, it converts "import string" to "from . import string" which changes the fundamental meaning of the import and breaks the test.
> 2to3 abs_import_test
RefactoringTool: Files that were modified:
> python -c "from abs_imp_test import main"
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
File "abs_imp_test\main.py", line 4, in <module>
assert not hasattr(string, 'foo'), "fail"
Is it possible that if the absolute_import future directive is present that the imports not be modified for relativity?
components: 2to3 (2.x to 3.0 conversion tool)
title: absolute_import future directive ignored by 2to3
versions: Python 3.1
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file16846/abs_imp_test.zip
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