[Python-Dev] RE: Nested scopes resolution -- you can breathe
tim.one at home.com
Fri Feb 23 17:34:58 CET 2001
> Naturally. More seriously though, I like
> from __future__ import something
> as an idiom. It gives us a clear reusable syntax to incorporate new
> features before they are included in the standard distribution. It is
> not obvious to me that the proposed alternative
> import __something__
> is a way to incorporate something new.
Bingo. That's why I'm pushing for it. Also means we only have to create
one artificial module (__future__.py) for this; and besides the doc value,
it occurs to me we *do* have to create a real module anyway so that masses
of tools don't get confused searching for things that look like modules but
don't actually exist.
> Perhaps Py3k should allow
> from __past__ import something
> to give us a way to keep some functionality from 2.* that has been
> (will be) changed in Py3k.
Actually, I thought that's something PythonWare could implement as an
extension, to seize the market opportunity created by mean old Guido
breaking all the code he can on a whim <wink>. Except they'll probably have
to extend the syntax a bit, to make that
from __past__ import not something
Maybe we should add
from __future__ import __past__with_not
now to make that easier for them.
> explicit-is-better-than-implicit-ly y'rs
y'rs - tim
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