[Python-Dev] Relative Package Imports
Tue, 14 Sep 1999 13:24:10 +0000
"James C. Ahlstrom" wrote:
> Jim Fulton wrote:
> > "M.-A. Lemburg" wrote:
> > > In the end, having written a self-contained package is a "feature"
> > > of that package. Other authors can then say: ok, I can
> > > plugin your package if it's self-contained.
> > Well said. It really should be possible to provide
> > *self-contained* package hierarchies.
> > There are at
> > least two people in this discussion that are trying hard to
> > make use of packages and have observed a significant problem.
> OK, just to make sure I understand this. You are saying that
> a ".." operation is needed in imports so that a package author
> with a package which looks like this:
> can write "import __.sub2.mod2" instead of "import mypackage.sub2.mod2"
> within the file mod1.py. Right?
Note that sys.modules would still have the absolute paths
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