[Python-3000] Radical idea: remove built-in open (require import io)
ark-mlist at att.net
Fri May 18 17:51:58 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.
Presumably you can still write to the standard input, output, error, and log
files without importing io.
(I'm feeling slightly pedantic today, so I want to say that the proposal
doesn't make it any easier to identify modules that engage in I/O -- it
makes it easier to identify modules that assuredly do not engage in I/O. +1
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