[Python-Dev] [Python-checkins] peps: Note that ImportError will no longer be raised due to a missing __init__.py

Eric Smith eric at trueblade.com
Tue Apr 24 19:02:30 CEST 2012

> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 18:56, eric.smith wrote:
>> +Note that an ImportError will no longer be raised for a directory
>> +lacking an ``__init__.py`` file. Such a directory will now be imported
>> +as a namespace package, whereas in prior Python versions an
>> +ImportError would be raised.
> Given that there is no way to modify the __path__ of a namespace
> package (short of restarting python?), *should* it be an error if
> there is exactly one directory?
> Or is that just a case of "other tools out there, didn't happen to
> install them"?

Right. If I just install zope.interfaces and no other zope packages, that
shouldn't be an error.


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