[Python-Dev] Relative import

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Dec 17 17:36:36 EST 2003

Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at iinet.net.au>:

> A: from __absolute__.dotted.name import foo
> B: from __relative__.dotted.name import bar
> C: from __heirarchy__.dotted.name import foobar
> D: from dotted.name import barfoo
> Then Guido's migration plan would apply to the progression of the D 
> semantics from the Python 2.3 model to being a shorthand for the 
> absolute semantics.
> And once _that_ has happened, then we could get rid of the 
> '__absolute__' version in the name of TOOWTDI.

That's where I disagree - I think that type C semantics should
be the default/least ugly/easiest to get, not type A.

But I wouldn't like any of the others to be as ugly as those,

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