On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 5:05 PM, Jason H <jhihn@gmx.com> wrote:
Python is weird in that there are these special magical globals that operate on many things. 

Jason, that weirdness is actually a deep part of Python's philsophy. The language is very protocol driven. It's not just the built-in functions that use protocols; the language itself is built around them. For example, `for ... in ...` syntax loops over any iterable object. You can like it or leave it, but this will never change.