[Python-Dev] Relative Package Imports
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 09:35:21 -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.
> You never need to know where it is installed. When I said absolute
> package name I meant package name (e.g. zope.foo.bar.subpack) not
> filename. As Tim has argued, the ability to change the name of the
> toplevel here is a liability, not a feature.
I wasn't refering to file path location either, but to
package name-space location. See the example I just
posted in reply to Tim.
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