[Python-3000] Radical idea: remove built-in open (require import io)

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri May 18 01:48:57 CEST 2007

Do people think it would be too radical if the built-in open()
function was removed altogether, requiring all code that opens files
to import the io module first? This would make it easier to identify
modules that engage in I/O.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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