[Python-Dev] PEP 201 - Parallel iteration

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Wed, 19 Jul 2000 12:36:10 -0500

Moshe Zadka wrote:
> ...
> One of the things I love about Python is the clean namespaces. Each
> builtin function takes away some of the cleanliness. It's a tradeof, but I
> think we should be wary of tossing stuff into builtins just because we
> can't find a good place for them.

I feel the same way, but I hate importing basic functionality necessary
for every single script, no matter what the domain.

I wish there weren't so many exceptions directly in builtins. They
should go in a sub-module __builtins__.exceptions .

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