[Python-Dev] Fast access to __builtins__
Guido van Rossum
Fri, 28 Mar 2003 09:26:11 -0500
> > 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 builtin _() or setting open() to some debugging func.
Nonstandard names. The compiler can't know what's in __builtin__,
but it can know the names of the official built-ins.
> 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
"from __builtin__ import open" should do it.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)