[Python-Dev] Relative Package Imports

Guido van Rossum guido@CNRI.Reston.VA.US
Tue, 14 Sep 1999 17:09:53 -0400

Jim Fulton wrote:

> I wouldn't be in favor of making it more complicated if there wasn't
> a good reason.  I think that, in working on the Zope framework, 
> I've found some pretty good reasons for relative imports.

And in a later message:

> I don't think the Package structure of Zope is flawed *except*
> for the fact that it is one level too *shallow*. The ability to
> do relative imports would be very helpful for the work we're doing.

But I haven't seen explained what it is that Zope is doing where
relative packages would be helpful.

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