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Zvezdan Petkovic wrote:
> On Feb 19, 2009, at 11:03 AM, Jim Fulton wrote:
>> I sort my imports. Period. This makes from imports come before
>> regular imports (because f comes before i). I discourage from
>> imports, so this isn't much of an issue for me except for old code.
>> Having imports sorted takes very little effort and makes imports
>> easier to find and duplicated easier to spot. Grouping imports makes
>> imports harder to maintain and read, especially since groupings are
>> arbitrary unless they follow package boundaries, and just sorting
>> imports groups imports by package boundaries.
> Exactly . As I mentioned in the previous post, sorting is the *key*
> here. [Pun intended].
> Grouping (python, zope., myapp. modules order), or non-grouping,
> becomes a non-issue when imports are sorted.
- -1. I prefer the PEP8 grouping, where "stdlib" imports are separated
from "dependecy" imports, which are separated from "local" imports.
Note that this is *not* subjective (an import is unambiguously in
exaclty one of those three classifications.)
>> BTW, I strongly discourage from imports. (I didn't always have this
>> opinion, but have seen the error of my ways. Thanks to Fred Drake for
>> nudging me in this direction.) IMO, this is wildly more important than
>> any of the issues raised in this thread.
> Very important for code maintenance/readability!
- -1, especially in heavily-namespaced libraries: I vastly prefer from
imports to the noise of repeating the module path everywhere. A one
chearacter search ('*' or '#') normally finds the import for me, which
makes the repetition useless.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tsea...@palladion.com
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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