[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 328 -- relative and multi-line import

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Apr 3 16:25:30 EST 2004

> > One more (possibly unclear) case to consider:
> >     import . as package
> > Is this a way to name your parent package?
> Nope.  All uses of relative imports require ``from <something> import``


> (I think the PEP makes that clear).  You could, however, do
>     from ... import package [as foo]
> if Guido permits it; I want a Pronouncement on that before adding it
> to the PEP.

Yes, even if ... refers to the root package (but not if it tries to
reach beyond that).  But this doesn't handle his case: what he wanted
(if it were allowed) would rename the current package to 'package' no
matter what its real name.  Not that I care about that use case. :-)

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

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