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

Collin Winter collinw at gmail.com
Fri May 18 19:02:35 CEST 2007

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.


Thinking out loud: I wonder if the io module should also become the
canonical source for stdin, stdout, stderr instead of sys.

Collin Winter

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