Christian Theune wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-02-20 at 18:18 +0100, Martijn Faassen wrote:
>> We discovered this when Christian Theune said he wanted his package
>> __init__.py empty as otherwise he runs into circular import issues. Some
>> of the others including myself were puzzled as we put APIs in
>> __init__.py quite frequently without such problems. Turned out it was
>> because he is using the same convention for imports you do, and we weren't.
> The conclusion that I took from that round was that either approach
> works reasonably well (with its own limitations) by itself, but mixing
> them increases the chance for import problems a lot.
The from import method supports putting an API in __init__.py while the
other method does not (unless, I imagine, deferred import is used). The
import dotted.name method allows, well, itself.
Seems people just gravitated to each pole according to their
preferences, and find out the other approach causes problems. :)
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