On 2016-12-03 17:01:45 +0100 (+0100), Thomas Goirand wrote:
> Because of problems when doing imports in Python3 (in a venv, the system
> module wont be loaded if it's there and there's already something in the
> venv), we should attempt to discourage upstream to use namespaced
> modules. This indeed could prevent from running unit tests. That's what
> has been discovered in the OpenStack world, and now all the oslo libs
> aren't using namespace (though we've kept the dot for the egg-names).

To clarify, the main issue encountered there was a conflict over
namespace-level init when some modules were editable installs.
Historical details of the decision are outlined at:


Jeremy Stanley

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