[Python-Dev] Re: from ... import * ([Python-checkins] CVS: python/dist/src/Python compile.c,2.153,2.154)

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@alum.mit.edu
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 23:35:58 -0500 (EST)

>>>>> "MAL" == M -A Lemburg <mal@lemburg.com> writes:

  >> Modified Files: compile.c Log Message: Enforce two illegal import
  >> statements that were outlawed in the reference manual but not
  >> checked: Names bound by import statemants may not occur in global
  >> statements in the same scope. The from ... import * form may only
  >> occur in a module scope.
  >> I guess these changes could break code, but the reference manual
  >> warned about them.

  MAL> Jeremy, your code breaks all uses of "from package import
  MAL> submodule" inside packages.

  MAL> Try distutils for example or setup.py....

Quite aside from whether the changes should be preserved, I don't see
how "from package import submodule" is affected.  I ran setup.py
without any problem; I wouldn't have been able to build Python
otherwise.  I wrote some simple test cases and didn't have any trouble
with the form you describe.

Can you provide a concrete example?  It may be that something other
than the changes mentioned above that is causing you problems.