[Python-3000] educational aspects of Python 3000

Ron Adam rrr at ronadam.com
Tue Sep 12 23:03:30 CEST 2006

Raymond Hettinger wrote:
>>> We could always rename raw_input() to input(). Just a thought. . .
>> D'oh. Guido already said he doesn't like that idea :)
> FWIW, I think it is a good idea.  If there is a little 2.x vs 3.0 
> confusion, so be it.   The use of input() function is already somewhat 
> rare (both because of infrequent use cases and because of the stern 
> warnings about eval's security issues).  It is better to bite the bullet 
> and move on than it would be to avoid the most obvious name.
> Raymond

Maybe "input" can be depreciated in 2.x with a messages to use eval(raw_input()) 
instead.  That would limit some of the confusion.

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