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relative-imports (TID252)#

Derived from the flake8-tidy-imports linter.

Fix is sometimes available.

What it does#

Checks for relative imports.

Why is this bad?#

Absolute imports, or relative imports from siblings, are recommended by PEP 8:

Absolute imports are recommended, as they are usually more readable and tend to be better behaved...

import mypkg.sibling
from mypkg import sibling
from mypkg.sibling import example

However, explicit relative imports are an acceptable alternative to absolute imports, especially when dealing with complex package layouts where using absolute imports would be unnecessarily verbose:

from . import sibling
from .sibling import example


from .. import foo

Use instead:

from mypkg import foo