[Python-Dev] Re: Christmas Wishlist
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Mon Dec 15 12:07:13 EST 2003
> On Mon, 2003-12-15 at 11:03, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > I'd much rather invent new syntax to spell *local* imports. I like
> > from .module import something
> > You can even generalize and write
> > from ..module import something
> > to reference your package's parent package. :-)
> Actually, if truth be told, I'd love to just ban local imports. I
> understand that might be controversial though <wink>.
Works for me. :-)
> The next best thing would be to force local imports to use special
> syntax (I was going to say "ugly" :) like what you suggest above, but
> I'm afraid that that might be more disruptive, requiring future imports
> and such. I think having a syntax for spelling global imports can be
> done in a backwards compatible way for 2.4.
Well, but since you want all imports to be global, it'd be insane to
introduce *new* syntax for global imports, wouldn't it?
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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