[Python-Dev] question/comment about documentation of relative imports

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Oct 5 21:37:47 CEST 2010

On 10/5/2010 2:21 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Darren Dale<dsdale24 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> The issue is implementing a PEP with nice support for relative
>> imports, and then documenting that it should never be used.
> Isn't this mostly historical? Until the new relative-import syntax was
> implemented there were various problems with relative imports. The
> short-term solution was to recommend not using them. The long-term
> solution was to implement an unambiguous syntax. Now it is time to
> withdraw the anti-recommendation. Of course, without going overboard
> -- I still find them an acquired taste; but they have their place.

Darren, if you have not yet done so, open a tracker that quotes the 
above and gives your recommended changes at which locations.

Terry Jan Reedy

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