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

Anthony Baxter anthony at interlink.com.au
Thu Jun 29 16:39:44 CEST 2006

On Thursday 29 June 2006 20:56, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > 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.
> In that case, I'll check it straight in. It was actually
> surprisingly easy to do, given how finicky import.c can get (this
> particular change was able to be handled entirely inside
> get_parent()).

Please, please DON'T.

At this point in the release cycle, making a change like this without 
review (particularly to something as diabolically hairy as import.c) 
is going to make me _unbelievably_ cranky. I'll try to make time to 
review the patch you posted tomorrow.


Anthony Baxter     <anthony at interlink.com.au>
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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