New PEP: The directive statement

piet at piet at
Wed Mar 21 12:18:24 CET 2001

>>>>> Grant Griffin <not.this at> (GG) writes:

GG> No kidding, Gang, when I first ran across posts about the __future__
GG> directive, I thought it was another one of Tim's beloved witicisms.
GG> (That's a polite way of saying I thought it was a joke. <wink>) It took
GG> me awhile to figure out it was serious, because it _reads_ like a
GG> joke!: "from __future__ import..."

It would be much less of a joke when __future__ would be replaced by
__features__, I think.
Piet van Oostrum <piet at>
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