[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] r43033 - in python/trunk/Lib: distutils/sysconfig.py encodings/__init__.py
jeremy at alum.mit.edu
Wed Mar 15 23:33:32 CET 2006
On 3/15/06, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> 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.
I'd much rather see us change imports to use absolute imports than to
use relative imports in count-the-dots fashion. Could we add that to
> On 3/15/06, Thomas Wouters <thomas at python.org> wrote:
> > On 3/15/06, guido.van.rossum <python-checkins at python.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > Use relative imports in a few places where I noticed the need.
> > > (Ideally, all packages in Python 2.5 will use the relative import
> > > syntax for all their relative import needs.)
> > You should be aware that using relative imports (or absolute imports) in the
> > standard library may cause custom __import__'s that don't take the optional
> > fifth argument to break, whereas using 'old-style' imports does not. I don't
> > know how common custom __import__ hooks are, and adding the optional fifth
> > argument is backwardly compatible, but I would personally not add absolute
> > or relative imports to the oft-used parts of the stdlib until after 2.5.
> > On the other hand, code using sys.path_hooks (like zipimport) don't need any
> > tweaking, as the absolute/relative choice is made before they are queried,
> > so I don't know howmuch impact this has, all in all.
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