[Python-Dev] Relative Package Imports
Barry A. Warsaw
Thu, 16 Sep 1999 11:16:42 -0400 (EDT)
>>>>> "JF" == Jim Fulton <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> I think we're safe from this for the forseeable future through
>> convention and peer pressure.
JF> (I feel like I should respond to this in some way but ....
JF> I just can't understand this kind of argument and don't
JF> know how to frame a response.)
Maybe I should have included half a smiley. Python may eventually
need package naming rules as strict as Java's. I think it's a good
idea now for those who are writing packages to consider trying to pick
unique top-level package names. We might decide to release our stuff
under the `cnri' top level package. That's probably unique enough.
Or `koe', or if we're really paranoid us.va.reston.cnri.koe :-!
Personally, I think `Mailman' as a top-level package name is pretty
unique, so I don't plan to change what I'm doing there.