[Python-Dev] Relative import
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Thu Dec 18 08:50:12 EST 2003
Andrew> Or it can be fixed by not having the entire standard library at
Andrew> the toplevel, but instead inside a single "stdlib" package.
Andrew> The backwards compatibility problems probably means this isn't
Andrew> feasible until Python 3.0, though :(
Not necessarily. It has been proposed (more than once I think) that such a
stdlib package could be created in parallel using symlinks. At its
simplest, I think all you'd need would be a stdlib directory, a nearly empty
__init__.py file and symlinks to all the current standard modules and
packages. (The __init__.py file would take care of importing builtin
I would choose a very short name for such a package ("std" seems best) even
though it might create clashes because it will be used a lot.
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