[Python-Dev] Re: Relative import

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Wed Dec 17 11:14:03 EST 2003

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

    Tim> That's what I've been wondering. I really don't like the proposal
    Tim> to use . in various places to signify relative and absolute
    Tim> imports. It seems non-obvious both in understandability and
    Tim> readability.

Agreed.  Let's shoot for something more Pythonic.  I can imagine having to
count periods in import statements in much the way I used to have to count
closing parens in Lisp code on a CDC Cyber (way before I had ever heard of
language-sensitive editing).


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