Tres Seaver wrote:
We do "eager" checking of dotted names (during the parse), which makes
it impossible to write a directive which synthesisizes the target of a
dotted name without side-effects (e.g., the 'five:bridge' directive).

If we delayed the check until after parsing was complete, then we could
eliminate one source of side effects.  Side-effect-free parsing would
open a lot of possibilities:  "ZCML introspector" tools, for instance.

Good points!

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