[Python-Dev] Re: Relative import

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Dec 18 16:57:39 EST 2003

Paul Moore <pf_moore at yahoo.co.uk>:

> If that's what you'd like a vote on, I prefer the triple-dot
> proposal.

How would you spell relative references to parent packages
using the triple-dot version? Remember we've dropped the
idea of search-upwards, so that would have to be made
explicit somehow.

>     pkg\__init__.py:
>         print "importing pkg"
>         import a
>     pkg\a.py:
>         print "importing a"
>         import b
>     pkg\b.py:
>         print "importing b"
>     >>> import pkg
>     importing pkg
>     importing a
>     importing b
> Is the proposal that any of this *stop* working?

I think the proposal is for it to keep working for backwards
compatibility now, but to stop working in Python 3.0. Is
that correct?

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