[Python-Dev] Banishing apply(), buffer(), coerce(), and intern()

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Nov 28 16:42:04 EST 2003

> I would like to nominate input() also. It is often misused by beginners.

I've seen many programming texts for real beginners that use it --
it's handy to be able to read numbers before you have explained
strings or how to parse them.

So I say let's be kind on input().

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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