Author eric.snow
Recipients brett.cannon, eric.snow, georg.brandl, pitrou, python-dev, sfeltman
Date 2012-08-17.17:36:03
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When people want to import modules with "runtime" names, they regrettably turn to __import__() and likely will for a while.  What a source of headaches!

If it were less convenient to use __import__(), perhaps fewer people would use it.  Could we remove it from <module>.__builtins__, so that it would not be found during the lookup chain?  We could still expose it in the builtins module or move it to imp.
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