[Python-Dev] Built-in functions as methods
Phillip J. Eby
Fri, 18 Apr 2003 15:02:14 -0400
Hi guys. Greg, you were asking about making built-in functions act like
methods. This could break code, if it applies to all built-in
functions. In more than one Python version, I have stuck a built-in type
or function into a class, under the assumption that it would behave as a
'staticmethod' now does. If all built-in functions start acting like
unbound methods, existing code will break.
I'm not positive, but I think there's even code like this in the standard
I'm all for anything that makes Pyrex easier for Greg to maintain <wink>,
but perhaps there is a flag that could be used to request the behavior so
that existing code won't break?