[Python.NET] from CLR.mynamespace import * doesn't work

Brian Lloyd brian at zope.com
Tue Mar 22 15:54:48 CET 2005

> hello,
> from CLR.mynamespace import * doesn't work.
> I have to import every class manually.
> Any hint?

This purposely doesn't work, as it would impose a pretty big 
performance hit and a lot of extra complexity in the PythonNet 
runtime. I just noticed that I hadn't documented that in the 
README though - I've updated it for the next release.

If this is a significant issue for enough people, it might be 
worth revisiting, but as I recall supporting the '*' form 
introduces a lot of strange and unexpected side effects with 
regard to module loading, since an assembly can contribute 
names to multiple 'modules' from Python's point of view, 
unlike pure Python modules.

> Note: would'it be worth opening a bugzilla-like system for pythondotnet?

There is a bug tracker at:


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