[Python-Dev] Advice in stat.py
Fri, 27 Jul 2001 12:51:20 -0400
On 27 July 2001, Guido van Rossum said:
> > stat.py in 2.2a1 starts with the following sage advice:
> > """Constants/functions for interpreting results of os.stat() and os.lstat().
> > Suggested usage: from stat import *
> > """
> > Is ths still the suggested usage?
> I don't see why not.
My understanding was that it's generally considered Bad Form to do this
at module level, while doing it at function level is tricky (or a
performance hit? whatever...) because of nested scopes.
Greg Ward - Unix geek email@example.com
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