I'm currently developing a lot with Python. I use projects like pwntools and sometimes I'm contributing to repositories that use star imports in their source code. I know that star imports are not recommended and I also know how I can avoid them when writing my own code. Nevertheless, I need to work with code that makes use of them.

Every LSP for Python spams me with messages like '...' may be undefined, or defined from star imports: .... I want warnings when something is not defined, so just disabling them is not an option. I tried this, but that only suppresses the original warning at the import. Is there no way for the LSP to read everything from a star import to give proper warnings?

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    Welcome to Vim :-) I suppose it depends on the LSP you are using. Maybe could you tell us which Python LSP you are using? Commented Jan 28, 2023 at 17:19
  • Hi @VivianDeSmedt, I tried all of them. It doesn't really matter to me which one I would use in the future, as long as I can solve this issue.
    – Lukas
    Commented Jan 29, 2023 at 15:29

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I'm using coc and coc-pyright (run: CocInstall coc-pyright to install it).

It support:

from bar import *

importing your own code.

And, although it reports that wildcard import is not supported from a library, it seems to work fine for me.

from os.path import *
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    After some extensive research, I found that this seems a special case related to pwntools, see here: github.com/microsoft/pyright/issues/1644 Thanks anyway!
    – Lukas
    Commented Jan 30, 2023 at 19:28
  • Thanks for the feedback :-) I understand that the problem is a bug in pyright. The question should probably be closed. Commented Jan 30, 2023 at 19:50
  • How can I do that?
    – Lukas
    Commented Jan 30, 2023 at 20:03
  • You don't have to but you can vote to close a question ;-) Commented Jan 30, 2023 at 21:29

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