[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 328 -- relative and multi-line import
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Sat Apr 3 21:58:35 EST 2004
> Great! Then PEP 328 is almost set except for Bernhard's wish for more
> clarification of the rationale for making the default import absolute.
> I've gone ahead and updated the PEP, and I think we should move forward
> on implementation even without the clarification, but I've stuck a note
> in my calendar to bug people regularly until the rationale is finished.
> I've added the following:
> In Python 2.4, you must enable the new absolute import behavior with ::
> from __future__ import absolute_import
> You may use relative imports freely. In Python 2.5, any ``import``
> statement that results in an intra-package import will generate a
> ``PendingDeprecation`` warning (this also applies to ``from <> import``
> that fails to use the relative import syntax). In Python 2.6, ``import``
> will always be an absolute import.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)
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