using import * with GUIs?
tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed May 31 15:42:13 EDT 2006
"John Salerno" <johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote in message
news:R2mfg.2200$No6.47332 at news.tufts.edu...
> Hi all. Quick question (but aren't they all?) :)
> Do you think it's a good idea to use the 'from <name> import *'
> statement when using a GUI module? It seems on wxPython's site, they
> recommend using import wx nowadays, but I wonder if that advice is
> followed. Also, I'm still reading some Tkinter docs that seem to use
> 'from Tkinter import *' a lot.
> I understand the danger of doing this, but is it safer in these cases,
> given the more specific names that GUI frameworks tend to use
> (sometimes!)? Or should you still qualify all your calls with the module?
If I were to use Tkinter, I would 'import Tkinter as tk'.
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