[Python-3000] Pre-PEP: Simple input built-in in Python 3000
fredrik at pythonware.com
Sat Dec 23 11:03:15 CET 2006
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> But they typically aren't used to entering EOF either; EOF is not
> exactly a typical input in an interactive program, and having to enter
> it typically means you're talking to a Unix utility that's not really
> designed for interactive use.
the progression I had in mind was
1. literals, simple operations, printing the result
2. reading input from the console, simple operations, printing
3. reading input from a file, simple operations, printing the
the jump between 2 and 3 is a bit too large in today's Python.
another way to address that would be to add standard input and output
*objects* (which delegates to sys.stdin/stdout) to the builtin name-
space; after all:
is pretty self-documenting, even if you don't really understand dotted
notation just yet.
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