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Date 2013-12-09.22:07:24
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No other Python implementation does this. My understanding is that this restriction was proposed at some point, but ultimately lifted.

Guido Van Rossum, in March 2008, asked about why it got there in the first place, and if he would have considered lifting it, said:
"I don't recall the reason; it may simply be due to the complexity, or
possibly it would have made the _import__ API even uglier.
I'm fine with removing the restriction[...]."

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