[Python-Dev] Import APIs

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Mon Mar 12 20:19:28 CET 2007

IMHO yes, for all occurences in the core code.

Guido van Rossum schrieb:
> what's the situation for Py3k? Should it always use absolute import there?
> On 3/10/07, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Currently, all C code that needs to import a module uses
>> PyImport_ImportModule which
>> (1) calls __builtin__.__import__
>> (2) attempts relative imports
>> Most of the time, though, at least (2) is wrong.
>> If we want to keep (1), PyImport_ImportModuleLevel can't be
>> used as a replacement.
>> So there should be a new API, called PyImport_ImportAbsolute
>> that gets a flag whether relative import should be allowed.
>> Georg

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