[Python-Dev] Re: Christmas Wishlist

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Dec 15 12:39:47 EST 2003

On Mon, 2003-12-15 at 12:07, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> > Actually, if truth be told, I'd love to just ban local imports.  I
> > understand that might be controversial though <wink>.
> Works for me. :-)

Yay! :)

> > 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?

If we banned relative (a.k.a. local) imports, yes definitely.

from __future__ global_imports


pep-time-ly y'rs,

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