[Python-Dev] Fast access to __builtins__

Barry Warsaw barry@python.org
Fri, 28 Mar 2003 07:46:37 -0500

On Friday, March 28, 2003, at 07:33 AM, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> BTW, I expect that nonstandard builtins will be ruled out in some
> future version of the language, or will have to be declared
> differently.  They are too confusing for the human reader of the code.

When you say "nonstandard builtins", do you mean nonstandard names
or nonstandard values, or both?  E.g. assigning gettext.ugettext() to 
_() or  setting open() to some debugging func.

I wouldn't want to completely disallow these, but I'd be happy if you 
had to
do something special and/or (more) explicit to make them work.