namespace issue, Python vs numpy min/max problem

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sat Nov 13 21:52:46 CET 2010

On 11/13/2010 2:41 PM, dmitrey wrote:
> hi all,
> I have the following problem:
> I have overloaded "max" function in my module (FuncDesigner); it works
> like following:
> if some data in arguments is of type "oofun" then my function works,
> elseware numpy.max() is used.
> Now the problem:
> suppose someone writes
> from FuncDesigner import *

Noone should do that unless your module is **explicitly** designed to be 
*-imported and you docuement that so that they know it is OK.

Now you know why * import is generally discouraged ;-).

Terry Jan Reedy

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