using import * with GUIs?

John Salerno johnjsal at
Wed May 31 21:23:29 CEST 2006

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?

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