[Python-Dev] Add __exports__ to modules
Mon, 8 Jan 2001 03:17:59 -0500
> Simple question: so what?
> "Oh, no! My module exposes mod.sys! Oh, woe is me!" *snort*
Couldn't care less about the module author. It's the module user who has to
sort this stuff out. "Don't use 'import *'" is good advice but not followed
either, and after I do
from MyPackage import sys # intentionally exports its own sys
from GregSnort import * # accidentally exports some other sys
madness ensues. Like I said, it's inelegant, and at best.
Simple question for you: what would __exports__ hurt? "Oh, no! Tim's
module explicitly lists what it intended to export! Oh, woe is me!". Gimme