[Tutor] "from this import *" or "import this"

alan.gauld@bt.com alan.gauld@bt.com
Mon, 3 Dec 2001 13:31:44 -0000

> never programmed before and do not intend to make a career 
> out of what I am learning 

>         is there a real use for the form "from this_module 
> import * " since

Its shorter to type but has several dangers attached, most of 
which you have correctly identified. For a beginner thats a 
great start :-)

Stick with 
import foo

and save much grief.
Use 'from foo import x,y' etc when you are absolutely SURE its OK
and you know you'll use the functions a lot. (Tkinter etc are the 
classic examples of sensible use)

Alan G