[Python-Dev] Relative import

Tim Peters tim.one at comcast.net
Tue Dec 16 23:42:45 EST 2003

> Nah.  But I liked the suggestion seen here earlier of allowing
> parenthesis:
> from OPAL.Modules.Financial.Reports.COGS import (generate, webOptions,
>                                           normalize, row_ops, summary)

So do I.  Something I'm still acutely aware of despite not using Emacs for
years is how much trouble it would be to teach python-mode.el about a unique
new way to continue a statement.  Parens would "just work".  Ditto for IDLE,
and tokenize.py, etc etc etc etc.  I bet tools parsing import statements for
*content* (like pychecker, and perhaps pyclbr.py -- the others mentioned are
just looking at form) would need modification regardless, though.

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