PEP 328: Imports: Multi-Line and Absolute/Relative
roccomoretti at hotpop.com
Wed Mar 17 20:11:18 CET 2004
> In article <104q64b2uf3nl0b at news.supernews.com>,
> John Roth <newsgroups at jhrothjr.com> wrote:
>>A reference beginning in the current directory is thus:
> That's functionally equivalent to the suggested
> import .spam.eggs
I don't see the above syntax referenced in the PEP.
As I read the PEP, I would have thought the above would have been
prohibited. Quoth the PEP:
"""There does seem to be agreement that relative imports will require
listing specific names to import (that is, import foo as a bare term
will always be an absolute import)."""
I took this to mean that relative imports would require the "from ...
import ... [as ...]" syntax ("listing specific names" of variables in a
module to import), and "import ..." would always be absolute (importing
a module as a "bare term" without reference to specific variables to
I take it since you are the PEP author, this is a mistaken impression.
But I am at a loss to figure out what exactly is implied by the quoted
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