[Python-Dev] Fast access to __builtins__

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 28 Mar 2003 07:23:44 -0500

> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > Though you probably would only want to warn when this is done to a .py
> > module -- C extensions should be exempt.
> Exempt from poking or being poked?

>From being poked.  Poking from C code can't really be prevented, but
isn't a problem.

> > And the warning should only warn about inserting names that are
> > actually builtins.
> I have rough patch.  The idea is to have the tp_setattro slot of modules
> check if the name being set is a builtin.  It seems to work but perhaps
> there are cases that make that approach invalid.  Time for bed now. :-)


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