[Python-Dev] python package

Gordon McMillan gmcm@hypernet.com
Fri, 12 Jul 2002 17:32:12 -0400

On 12 Jul 2002 at 16:46, Michael McLay wrote:

> ... it might be reasonable to move all standard
> distribution names into a single top level namespace
> and grandfather the existing top level names into
> the top level namespace for the remainder of
> the 2.x series. 

 from <toplevelname> import urllib
 import urllib

to return the same (is, not equals) object will
require very delicate surgery on some very difficult
code. And without it, most non-trivial scripts will
break in very mysterious ways.

-- Gordon