[Python-Dev] Advice in stat.py

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 11:47:20 +1200 (NZST)


> > Suggested usage: from stat import *
> > """
> > 
> > Is ths still the suggested usage?
> I don't see why not.

Because it flies in the face of the usual advice, which is never to
use import *.

How are we supposed to convince impressionable newbies to stay away
from the evil drug of import * if the docs for one of the standard
modules is brazenly advocating its use?

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