[SciPy-user] How to solve name mangling ?
Fri Jun 8 22:40:07 CDT 2007
Stef Mientki wrote:
>> Another solution could be, but don't know if it's safe enough
>> from my_friends_module import *
>> # and always as the last import do my own
>> from scipy import array
>> Is this a good solution ?
>> No because when you'll want to use array, which array is it really ?
> Sorry, I must be missing something here, doesn't
> "from scipy import array"
> (as the LAST line) override any previous definition of "array" ??
Yes it does, after from scipy import array, but you only solved the
problem of array, that is what if other names arouse ? I still don't
understand what the problem is with doing import my_friends_module as
MF, and use the functions as MF.foo. Using from module import *, that is
importing everything from a module totally defeats the purpose of
namespace (and is not specific to python; C++ namespace are exactly the
same: doing from module import * everywhere is exactly the same than
doing using namespace std, etc... everywhere in your header files, which
is an horrible thing to do).
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