[Python-Dev] New relative import issue
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Sep 20 02:06:41 CEST 2006
Steve Holden wrote:
> This does, of course, assume that you're importing modules from the
> filestore, which assumption is no longer valid in the presence of PEP
> 302 importers.
Well, you need to allow for a sufficiently abstract
notion of "filesystem".
I haven't really thought it through in detail. It
just seems as though it would be a lot less confusing
if you could figure out from static information which
module will get imported by a given import statement,
instead of having it depend on the history of run-time
modifications to sys.path. One such kind of static
information is the layout of the filesystem.
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