[egenix-users] cmp() function
charlie at egenix.com
Mon Dec 19 15:09:37 CET 2005
On 2005-12-19 at 16:02:17 [+0100], M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> No. In fact, the cmp() function was named deliberately after
> the builtin one. Falling back to the system one would only
> hide a programming error.
Python explicitly allows and to some extent encourages this style. Wrapping
things up in namespaces should avoid most errors.
> In summary: You should never do "from mx.DateTime import *" -
> that's bad style :-)
I agree with this. I remember reading at one point that import * was to be
made illegal in Python. The documentation should be updated to reflect this!
> I tend to always write:
> from mx import DateTime
> d = DateTime.now()
> Makes reading the code a lot easier too, esp. if you regularly
> work with or on large frameworks
Correct use of namespaces is one of the greatest things in Python. With
"as" allowing redesignation as required.
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