[Python-Dev] Re: Christmas Wishlist

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Mon Dec 15 13:04:32 EST 2003

    >> Okay, so what are global and local imports?

    Barry> Sorry, let me rephrase.  I'd love to ban relative imports.
    Barry> Personally, I think all imports should be specified using
    Barry> fully-qualified absolute package paths.

That's fine with me.  Maybe continue to use "absolute" and "relative" (and
throw in "package" somewhere) instead of "global" and "local" when referring
to package import semantics?  "global" and "local" have a well-established
meaning in day-to-day Python programming which doesn't overlap much with the
import mechanism.


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