[Python-Dev] PEP 328 and PEP 338, redux

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Jun 28 18:45:24 CEST 2006

On 6/28/06, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:

> The workaround to replace __name__ with __module_name__ in order to enable
> relative imports turned out to be pretty ugly, so I also worked up a patch to
> import.c to get it to treat __module_name__ as an override for __name__ when
> __name__ == '__main__'.

Ah, clever. +1.

> So given a test_foo.py that started like this:
>    import unittest
>    import ..foo

Um, that's not legal syntax last I looked. Leading dots can only be
used in "from ... import". Did you change that too? I really hope you

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