Import caches names (was Re: Problems with importing; must do it twice?)

Aahz aahz at
Tue Jun 18 04:59:39 CEST 2002

In article <3D0E98BF.B2A9A6C2 at>,
Peter Hansen  <peter at> wrote:
>Should it not be considered a bug that a failed import leaves 
>a broken module around?  

Lots of people think so, but every time this comes up on python-dev,
someone fumbles around and eventually remembers exactly why it has to
work this way -- but I'm never the someone.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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