[Python-Dev] New relative import issue

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Sep 22 02:17:24 CEST 2006

On 9/21/06, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > Eek? If there are two third-party top-level packages A and B, by
> > different third parties, and A depends on B, how should A find B if
> > not via sys.path or something that is sufficiently equivalent as to
> > have the same problems?
> Some kind of configuration mechanism is needed, but
> I don't see why it can't be a static, declarative one
> rather than computed at run time.

That would preclude writing the code that interprets the static data
in Python itself.

Despite the good use cases I think that's a big showstopper.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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