gabriele renzi wrote me with an interesting observation:

> If you just add
>
> and a directory is a module, too so that
>   require 'foo'
> loads module Foo
> and
>   require 'foo/bar'
> requires module Foo::Bar
>
> and you have the python's import system, which is a very good thing imo
> and could reduce ruby's stdlib size of a 1/2% :)

then i found this post from Guido van Rossum in 2003

  http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2003-December/041065.html

(did it ever happen?)

this really gets me wondering, how do Ruby's and Python's loading
mechanisms match-up? which do you think is better?

T.