PEP 328: Imports: Multi-Line and Absolute/Relative

AdSR artur_spruce at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 22 20:08:45 CET 2004


Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at nospam.uci.edu> wrote...
> from HOW.MODULE import NAMES as RENAME
> import HOW.MODULE.NAMES as RENAME
> 
> Where HOW is of the form:
> -<INTEGER>[.PACKAGE1[.PACKAGE2[...]]]
> [PACKAGE1[.PACKAGE2[...]]]

+1. (I know I'm late :)

> [snip]
> I think such behavior is clear enough magical syntax, what do others think?

Very readable, doesn't use any new magical names - and numbers have no
other use in import statements anyway. There is something different in
it, in a positive sense.

I'll miss the current behavior of import, though. Somehow it feels
more intuitive to me. Oh, well, practicality beats purity - or
personal taste...

Cheers,

AdSR



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