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

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Nov 29 23:26:59 EST 2003

> Then let's kill all use of backticks in the standard library. There's
> a lot of them.

That's one reason why we have to support them for a long time; there
standard library has widely been used as sample code, so there's
likely to be a lot of them elsewhere.

As always, be careful with doing peephole changes to the standard
library -- historically, we've seen a 1-5% error rate in these change
sets that persists for months or years afterwards.

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

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