[Python-Dev] quick poll: could int, str, tuple etc. become type objects?
Barry A. Warsaw
Tue, 5 Jun 2001 15:46:54 -0400
>>>>> "GvR" == Guido van Rossum <email@example.com> writes:
>> I'm a little concerned about this, since the names that would
>> be added are probably in common use as variable and/or argument
>> names. I.e. At one point `list' was a very common identifier
>> in Mailman, and I'm sure `dict' is used quite often still. I
>> guess this would be okay as long as working code doesn't break
>> because of it.
GvR> It would be hard to see how this would break code, since
GvR> built-ins are searched *after* all variables that the user
Wasn't there talk about issuing warnings for locals shadowing
built-ins (or was that globals?). If not, fergitaboutit. If so, that
would fall under the category of "breaking".