other python ideas

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Tue May 23 21:58:55 EDT 2000

"Steven D. Arnold" wrote:
> Perhaps we could allow the programmer of a module to specify sets of names
> to be exported.  Some conventional export sets would be `*', `interface',
> `standard' and `minimal'.

Routine use of 'import *' is bad for various reasons,
some of which have nothing to do with how exporting is
done. I don't think it would be a good idea to encourage
the practice by providing yet more variations of it...

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