[Python-Dev] Re: Christmas Wishlist

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Mon Dec 15 11:52:15 EST 2003

    Guido> I'd much rather invent new syntax to spell *local* imports.

    Barry> Actually, if truth be told, I'd love to just ban local imports.
    Barry> I understand that might be controversial though <wink>.

Okay, so what are global and local imports?  I thought I understood after
Barry's first post, but not now.  I see the <wink>, but figured there's
still some germ of desire in Barry's "ban local imports" comment.  What kind
of imports do we have today?  Do they relate to the position of the import
statement in the code or to the location of the module being imported along


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