[Python-Dev] Relative Package Imports

Jim Fulton jim@digicool.com
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 08:44:56 -0400

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > I've spent the last two hours trying to get relative package
> > imports to work because I need them for my extension packages
> > which will soon all move under a new top-level package name
> > to overcome the conflicts with PIL and Zope.
> I'd much rather use absolute package names for anything that's not in
> the same directory as the current module.

I'll second Marc-Andre here.  

A significant headache occurs when you have a package
that has sub-packages.  Sub-packages need to be able to
reference other sub-packages within the same package without
knowing where the containing package is installed.


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