[Python-Dev] Re: Christmas Wishlist

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Wed Dec 17 22:02:04 EST 2003

On Wed, 2003-12-17 at 11:55, Charles Hixson wrote:
> Barry Warsaw wrote:

> >Sorry, let me rephrase.  I'd love to ban relative imports.  Personally,
> >I think all imports should be specified using fully-qualified absolute
> >package paths.
> >

> If I'm understanding this right you want to ban imports that are machine 
> independant.  That can't be right, but that's what it sounds like to me.

Nope, because "absolute package paths" are always calculated relative to
directories in sys.path when mapping a package path to a file system


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