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Re: Language extensions in programs under /usr/bin

On Tue, Oct 07, 2003 at 05:48:17PM -0400, Marco Paganini <paganini-debian-devel@paganini.net> was heard to say:
> Hi Daniel,
> >   I think it's worth pointing out that if a file called "ask.py" is in
> > /usr/bin, the statement:
> > 
> > import ask
> > 
> >   from a Python program in /usr/bin which hasn't modified its sys.path
> > will, unless I am terribly confused, pick up ask.py instead of whatever
> > module it was looking for.  I'm not aware of any module named "ask"
> > right now, but I can certainly imagine someone creating one.
> That would not be a problem, as no other program imports ask.py...

  Are you confident that no other program will ever want to "import ask"?


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