[Python-Dev] Re: Christmas Wishlist
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Mon Dec 15 13:42:00 EST 2003
> I don't understand the desire to totally prevent relative imports.
It's because of TOOWTDI.
> It would be quite useful in avoiding growing module-naming problems,
> where you have to be careful about shadowing a global module with
> one in your package.
I don't see the problem, or I misuderstand what "it" refers to; it
seems you have this backwards if it refers to relative imports. Say
my package P defines a submodule sys. If we require absolute imports,
there is no ambiguity: the submodule sys must be imported as P.sys
while the standard sys module can be imported as simply sys.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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