[stdlib-sig] the "py" prefix

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Fri Apr 11 20:41:23 CEST 2008

On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>  With the stricter distinction between absolute and relative imports,
>  isn't all this discussion a bit obsolete ?
>  If you want to import the builtin "types" module:
>         import types
>  If you want to import the local "types" module:
>         from . import types
>  I don't see the need for a "py" prefix.

But what if you want to install a third-party library that is named
'types'? ``import types`` will import either from the stdlib or the
third-party library based on sys.path. The thinking for the top-level
'py' namespace is that this situation becomes (basically) impossible.


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