[Lldb-commits] [PATCH] D14342: Enable absolute imports in lldbsuite
Zachary Turner via lldb-commits
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Wed Nov 4 11:16:38 PST 2015
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Enable absolute imports in lldbsuite.
Absolute imports were introduced in Python 2.5 as a feature
(e.g. from __future__ import absolute_import), and made default
in Python 3.
When absolute imports are enabled, the import system changes in
a couple of ways:
1) The `import foo` syntax will *only* search sys.path. If `foo`
isn't in sys.path, it won't be found. Period. Without absolute
imports, the import system will also search the same directory
that the importing file resides in, so that you can easily
import from the same folder.
2) From inside a package, you can use a dot syntax to refer to higher
levels of the current package. For example, if you are in the
package lldbsuite.test.utility, then ..foo refers to
lldbsuite.test.foo. You can use this notation with the
`from X import Y` syntax to write intra-package references. For
example, using the previous locationa s a starting point, writing
`from ..support import seven` would import lldbsuite.support.seven
Since this is now the default behavior in Python 3, this means that
importing from the same directory with `import foo` *no longer works*.
As a result, the only way to have portable code is to force absolute
imports for all versions of Python.
See PEP 0328 [https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0328/] for more
information about absolute and relative imports.
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