import vs from module import : any performance issue?

Aahz aahz at
Sat Mar 6 15:43:03 CET 2004

In article <3Rc2c.20653$qA2.1452238 at>,
Pierre Rouleau  <prouleau at> wrote:
>It's my understanding that using the "from moduleX import whatever" 
>syntax in moduleA, all of moduleX code will run and only the name 
>"whatever" will be made available to moduleA.  What are the benefit of 
>using this syntax then, is it only the fact that you don't have to type 
>the "moduleX." prefix in moduleA?

Essentially, yes.
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