[Python-3000] from .foo import *
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Tue Mar 18 16:32:33 CET 2008
I don't recall the reason; it may simply be due to the complexity, or
possibly it would have made the _import__ API even uglier.
I'm fine with removing the restriction; your use case is compelling.
On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:23 AM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> When I do a relative star import, I current get
> SyntaxError: 'import *' not allowed with 'from .'
> What's the reason for this restriction?
> Is it ok to remove it?
> I encountered the issue while porting Django. In
> django/newforms/__init__.py, they do
> from widgets import *
> from fields import *
> from forms import *
> from models import *
> In 3k, that needs to change to
> from .widgets import *
> from .fields import *
> from .forms import *
> from .models import *
> but that still won't work because of the syntax
> error. One solution would be to make the import
> explicit, but that is tedious and unmaintainable.
> E.g. for the widgets line, it would be
> from .widgets import (Widget, TextInput, PasswordInput,
> HiddenInput, MultipleHiddenInput,
> FileInput, DateTimeInput, Textarea, CheckboxInput,
> Select, NullBooleanSelect, SelectMultiple, RadioSelect,
> CheckboxSelectMultiple, MultiWidget, SplitDateTimeWidget)
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