[Python-3000] Pre-PEP: Simple input built-in in Python 3000

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Dec 22 16:44:41 CET 2006

Andre Roberge wrote:

 > The various possibilities mentioned in various forums include:
> ask()
> ask_user()
> get_string()
> input()  # rejected by BDFL
> prompt()
> read()
> user_input()
> get_response()

why not call it "readline", and define it as

     import sys

     def readline():
         return sys.stdin.readline()


if you include the definition in the docstring, you get a nice little 
lead-in to a discussion about modules and object access syntax.


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