[Python-Dev] Deprecating obsolete builtins

Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy) tdelaney at avaya.com
Thu Nov 6 00:13:39 EST 2003

> From: Aahz [mailto:aahz at pythoncraft.com]
> >
> > So I'd actually advocate enhancing intern(), rather than 
> > removing it, now that interned things are mortal.
> Agreed.  But intern() should *not* be a builtin function.  It 
> belongs in sys.

Hmm - not so sure about sys, but I agree it could quite well be moved out of builtins.

I don't feel it belongs in sys because it has nothing to do with the environment that python is running in. Instead it has to do with object management.

Tim Delaney

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