Beginner question: Logs?

Robert Kern rkern at
Fri Jun 3 00:14:54 EDT 2005

Greg Ewing wrote:
> Peter Hansen wrote:
>>It's always a good idea, especially when answering a beginner's 
>>question, to add the caution that this form ("from xxx import *") has 
>>certain dangers** associated with it, and is widely considered poor 
>>style, and should really only rarely be used.
> Better still, don't even *mention* it to a beginner.
> They don't need to know about it. At all. Really.

Well, the OP's use is precisely why "from xxx import *" exists: the 
interactive prompt.

Robert Kern
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