[Edu-sig] The fate of raw_input() in Python 3000
kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 03:05:12 CEST 2006
On 9/4/06, Andre Roberge <andre.roberge at gmail.com> wrote:
I tend to agree with you. sys.stdin feels like some musty academic
coming in, trying to "prettify" in the sense of nail down according to
some vogue theory. Takes away a raw edge. Most think that's a *good*
thing, but I'm not so sure. Feels like creeping bureaucracy.
But remember, we can always pick a "golden age" version and stick to
it. Maybe it's 2.5 for all I know. This 3000 thing could be an "over
the hill" version for party hacks and kiss asses (trying to ingratiate
themselves with an ancient BDFL). ;-)
On the other hand, this is my first time to give the matter much thought.
Remember too, can't we always write and include a module like "retro"
wherein we go raw_input = sys.stdin.readline and then continue on our
merry way? Call it a "soft fork"?
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