[Python-Dev] Advice in stat.py

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Fri, 27 Jul 2001 13:12:54 -0400

>>>>> "GW" == Greg Ward <gward@python.net> writes:

    GW> My understanding was that it's generally considered Bad Form
    GW> to do this at module level, while doing it at function level
    GW> is tricky (or a performance hit? whatever...) because of
    GW> nested scopes.

Yes, but some modules are designed for from-import-* so they're less
evil.  types, stat, and Tkinter are the three most common ones for
me.  Usually though if I'm importing fewer than about 3 symbols, I'll
import then explicitly.