[Python-Dev] Imports with underscores
barry at python.org
Mon Jan 9 11:20:16 EST 2017
On Jan 09, 2017, at 11:42 AM, Steve Holden wrote:
>So I thought it would be useful to get input from current devs about the
>value of this practice, since to me it seems somewhat anti-pythonic. What
>advantages does it confer?
It just means you can't accidentally import it with a from-import-* since
those ignore underscored names by default.
(But then if you use __all__'s it won't happen anyway because you'll never put
'os' in __all__.)
(Aside from the fact that from-import-* is usually bad form, and the problem
with __all__ <wink> .)
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