[Numpy-discussion] Adding the new polynomial/chebyshev modules.
Mon Nov 16 18:39:28 CST 2009
Robert Kern wrote:
>> Is there a way to avoid importing everything when importing a module
>> deep in a big package?
> The package authors need to keep the __init__.py files clear. There is
> nothing you can do as a user.
I figured. so, to bring this back on-topic:
I recommend that no package imports anything it doesn't need to. It's
just not that hard to import what you need.
numpy appears to be pretty bad in this regard:
>>> import numpy
with a simple "import numpy", I get all kinds of stuff I'm unlikely to
need in every app, and if I do, I import it anyway:
It's probably way too late from a backward compatibility perspective to
change any of this, but I'd love to see that cleaned up.
Maybe we can clean up scipy, though?
We could have a two-API apporach, ike what MPL has been doing. One that
import every darn thing for ease of us on the command line, and one that
only imports what you ask for.
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