[Python-3000] Radical idea: remove built-in open (require import io)
Guido van Rossum
guido at python.org
Fri May 18 02:42:54 CEST 2007
On 5/17/07, Chris Monson <shiblon at gmail.com> wrote:
> Would other IO builtins also move, like (formerly raw_) input and
> print? What about the file type?
The file type is already gone in py3k.
> it seems to me that if the rationale is to make use of IO
> identifiable, then all IO functions would have to move into the io
> module. What am I missing?
I guess a refinement of the point is that you need the io module to
create new I/O streams, while input() and print() act on existing
streams. Code that makes read() and write() calls doesn't need to
import the io module either, so we're not really making all I/O
identifiable, just the open() calls.
> - C
> On 5/17/07, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > 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.
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