[Python-Dev] Relative Package Imports
Guido van Rossum
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 09:40:10 -0400
> Note that I did not want to start a discussion about absolute vs.
> relative names (I believe everybody agrees that realtive file names
> are a Good Thing). The 'import __.module' thing is not new: ni.py
> had support for this and my patch simply adds it back to the
It was left out of the 1.5 package implementation on purpose, and I
will fight proposals to get it back. It is an ugly hack that deserves
to die. So there!
> "Absolute" means fully qualified name, i.e. the complete path to
> the modules from the top-level root via all subpackage down to the
> module name itself, e.g. TextTools.Constants.TagTable.
No disagreement there.
BTW, The compatibility issues with class references in object
databases need to be resolved in a different way -- package renamings
are but one of the problems here.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)