[IPython-dev] open() function?

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Tue Aug 17 20:18:41 EDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 8:38 AM, AK <andrei.avk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, why is open() function used in ipython is imported from posix module
> instead of the built-in open()? (Ubuntu 10.04)?

Why do you say that?  This is what I see running the IPython in 10.04:

(python-bare)amirbar[virtualenv]> /usr/bin/ipython
Python 2.6.5 (r265:79063, Apr 16 2010, 13:09:56)
Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

IPython 0.10 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
?         -> Introduction and overview of IPython's features.
%quickref -> Quick reference.
help      -> Python's own help system.
object?   -> Details about 'object'. ?object also works, ?? prints more.

In [1]: open?
Type:		builtin_function_or_method
Base Class:	<type 'builtin_function_or_method'>
Namespace:	Python builtin
    open(name[, mode[, buffering]]) -> file object

    Open a file using the file() type, returns a file object.  This is the
    preferred way to open a file.

I don't find any direct posix imports in the source either:

amirbar[IPython]> grin posix



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