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

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri May 18 20:21:43 CEST 2007

Baptiste Carvello schrieb:
> Guido van Rossum a écrit :
>> 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.
> -1
> Will someone think of the interactive users ?

They can still put "import sys, os, io" in their PYTHONSTARTUP file.

Or use IPython.


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