[Python-Dev] Re: [Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Misc NEWS,1.108,1.109

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 13:59:14 +0100

On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 12:49:22PM +0000, Finn Bock wrote:

> Using global on an import name is currently ignored by Jython because
> the name assignment is done by the runtime, not the compiler.

So it's impossible to do, in Jython, something like:

def fillme():
    global me
    import me

but it is possible to do:

def fillme():
    global me
    import me as _me
    me = _me

? I have to say I don't like that; we're always claiming 'import' (and
'def' and 'class' for that matter) are 'just another way of writing
assignment'. All these special cases break that.

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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