[Python-Dev] Re: Relative import

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Dec 22 15:15:44 EST 2003

> The biggest "clarity" issue I have with the dot notation is that
> there's no obvious keyword to look up when you want to find out what's
> going on. The best you could do is look up the "import" section of the
> manual. Heaven help you if you want to use Google. (Has anyone tried
> to get any meaningful information from Google on Microsoft's two
> technologies, COM and .NET? You'd almost think they'd done it
> deliberately...
> Seriously, the "what do I search for?" factor bugs me every time I hit
> it.

There's no deep reason why the language reference couldn't contain
non-alphanumeric characters, although this won't help for Google.  But
in this case, "from" would be the thing to look up, so I'm not sure I
see it as such a serious problem.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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