Guido van Rossum
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 08:18:52 -0400
> Will do. I think the resistance to moving the functionals will be
You might try to deprecate reduce() though. It's useless.
> Divmod probably has very few instances in real code.
Not so sure. It's very handy in converting numbers to weird-radix or
mixed-radix systems. E.g. it's a natural for converting posix
timestamps to broken-out times, and e.g.
<CVSROOT>/nondist/sandbox/datetime/datetime.py is full of it.
> I think __pow__ would need to be left in (as the ** that calls it),
> but the function itself may be used only rarely.
Unfortunately the function is needed as the API to 3-arg pow() --
which doesn't easily fit in the math library since it's not a floating
> Does anyone know of an automated what that I can scan a large body
> of published Python code. I would want some real usage statistics
> in a PEP but hate pulling modules down one at a time and grepping
You can write something using urllib that pulls things down, and I
recommend using the tokenizer module to do the parsing -- much slower
than grep, but doesn't get confused by comments etc. See
Tools/scripts/finddiv.py for an example.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)