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

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri May 18 04:56:52 CEST 2007

On Thu, May 17, 2007, Guido van Rossum 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.

My initial take was -1, but now that I see that the existing tutorial
introduces modules before it discusses files, I'm only -0.
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