New PEP: The directive statement

Neil Schemenauer nas at
Thu Mar 22 01:59:43 CET 2001

On Wed, Mar 21, 2001 at 12:18:24PM +0100, piet at wrote:
> It would be much less of a joke when __future__ would be replaced by
> __features__, I think.

__features__ is a terrible name.  Its pretty obvious that you
(and a lot of other people on this list) don't understand what
__future__ does.

A small hint: pretend you are using 2.2 and want to use nested
scopes.  Will you be using "from __future__ import
nested_scopes"?  What if you are using 2.2 and don't want nested


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