is importing redundantly harmful/wasteful?
Pettersen, Bjorn S
BjornPettersen at fairisaac.com
Tue Sep 16 20:45:49 CEST 2003
> From: python at sarcastic-horse.com [mailto:python at sarcastic-horse.com]
> I'm writing a function and it needs to use regular expressions and the
> super-fantastic mx.DateTime module. The first lines after
> the doc string
> in the function are:
> import re, mx.DateTime
> I'll be using this function in a bunch of different programs. Some of
> those programs might need re and mx.DateTime for other tasks.
> In some cases, I'll be redundantly importing these modules.
> Should I care if I'm re-importing re and mx.DateTime even after
> been imported?
> Does python do some sort of checking for this stuff
> or do I need to?
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