[Python-Dev] Naming and Binding of Objects (was: Relative Package Imports)

Vladimir Marangozov Vladimir.Marangozov@inrialpes.fr
Sat, 18 Sep 1999 15:17:28 +0100 (NFT)

The relative import thread has hit me with full force. I'm not sure
I understand all of what has been said, but since I know this is
mainly a naming issue, I want to point you to one of the best CS
papers I have had in my hands. It's not really my style to recommend
references, but this one should be of major interest to this audience
(and Python respectively):

Saltzer J., "Naming and Binding of Objects", in Bayer R., "Operating
Systems - An Advanced Course", pp. 99-208, LNCS 60, 1978.

It's not available online (it was written on a typewriter), so I'd be
happy to send a hard copy of it to anyone who raises a hand in private
mail (or cannot find LNCS 60).

It's simply a jewel. This guy has understood everything (and I suspect
Guido has read this one before implementing Python ;-)

       Vladimir MARANGOZOV          | Vladimir.Marangozov@inrialpes.fr
http://sirac.inrialpes.fr/~marangoz | tel:(+33-4)76615277 fax:76615252