[Python-Dev] Re: Relative import
anthony at interlink.com.au
Tue Dec 16 22:27:52 EST 2003
>>> "Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy)" wrote
> > Is funny punctuation really the right way to spell an important
> > distinction like this?
> That's what I've been wondering. I really don't like the proposal to use
> . in various places to signify relative and absolute imports. It seems
> non-obvious both in understandability and readability.
I'd have to agree. In the same way that backticks are painful to deal
with (they're small and non-obvious), the difference between
from foo import bar
from .foo import bar
is too small to be pleasant. I also have to wonder about the use
case for .. and ... - looking through my code, I can't see anything
where using ... rather than a fully qualified name would make the
code any more readable.
Anthony Baxter <anthony at interlink.com.au>
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