[Python-Dev] python3k : imp.find_module raises SyntaxError

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 11:39:47 CET 2010

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 8:22 PM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> For the directory-as-module-not-package idea ...
>> you would need to be very careful with it,
>> since all the files would be sharing a common globals() namespace.
> One of the things I like about Python's module system
> is that once I know which module a name was imported
> from, I also know which file to look in for its
> definition. If a module can be spread over several
> files, that feature would be lost.

There are many potential problems with the idea, I just chose to
mention one of the ones that could easily make the affected code
*break* :)


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