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

Gerrit Holl gerrit at nl.linux.org
Sat Nov 29 10:32:50 EST 2003

Barry Scott wrote:
> Is the `expr` worth banishing? I've never used it myself
> because of the chance of misreading `expr` vs. 'expr'.
> Isn't it a hard to read str()?

It's a hard-to-read repr(), actually.

Guido once published a list of Python regrets, which can be found at:

At page 5, it suggests to drop `...` for repr(...), so unless Guido
changed his mind (I don't think so), this is a deprecation-canddate as
well: as is callable() and input(), by the way.


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