[Python-Dev] Some comments on PEP 328 (absolute/relative imports)

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Tue Apr 6 11:38:24 EDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 10:16, Aahz wrote:

> Thanks!  Here's my rewrite; comments, anyone?

Some minor rephrasing suggestion...

> Rationale for Absolute Imports
> ==============================
> In Python 2.3 and earlier, if you're reading a module located inside a
> package, it is not clear whether ::
>     import foo
> refers to a top-level module or to another module inside the package.
> As Python's library expands, more and more old modules suddenly shadow
> builtin modules by accident.  

As Python's library expands, more and more existing package internal
modules suddenly shadow standard library modules by accident.


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