other python ideas

Peter Gavin gavin at coaps.fsu.edu
Tue May 30 19:06:15 CEST 2000


Laurent POINTAL wrote:
> 
> In our modules, we use the following syntax to avoid publication of
> imported symbols (copied from... I dont remember which Python source):
> 
> import string
> _string = string
> del string
> 
> And we always prefix string operation functions by _string.
> 

This looks like a good idea.  Wouldn't it be useful to be able to do it
in one step?
It shouldn't be too hard to add a syntax similar to:

import string as _string

That would eliminate the need for _string = string; del string.

Peter Gavin
<gavin at coaps.fsu.edu>



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