[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] r43033 - in python/trunk/Lib: distutils/sysconfig.py encodings/__init__.py

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Mar 15 20:23:39 CET 2006

At 10:33 AM 3/15/2006 -0800, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>Well, absolute imports without the future statement will not use the
>5th argument, so they won't break, right? That's what MAL also says.
>Someone please fix this.

Why is a 5th argument needed to do absolute imports?  Shouldn't it suffice 
to supply a globals argument with no __path__ and an undotted 
__name__?  ISTM that passing in the builtins dictionary as the globals 
argument ought to do the trick.

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