[Python-Dev] Re: Relative import

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Dec 16 22:31:50 EST 2003

David Eppstein <eppstein at ics.uci.edu>:

> Is funny punctuation really the right way to spell an important 
> distinction like this?

Maybe not, but I haven't seen anything obviously better
proposed yet.

I've no idea what else to to for relative paths. A leading dot
doesn't seem all that bad to me for that. I concede that 
a trailing dot would look rather odd, though.

The absolute-path case could be spelled using a special name
for the root of the package hierarchy, but then we need to
think of a name that's sufficiently unlikely as a real module

I don't think I like the idea of re-using the word "global",
although I'm not sure.

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