[Python-Dev] Deprecating builtin id (and moving it to sys())
bcannon at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 19:21:59 CEST 2005
On 8/17/05, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-08-17 at 12:37, Jeremy Hylton wrote:
> > I'd like to see the builtin id() removed so that I can use it as a
> > local variable name without clashing with the builtin name. I
> > certainly use the id() function, but not as often as I have a local
> > variable I'd like to name id.
> Same here.
> > The sys module seems like a natural
> > place to put id(), since it is exposing something about the
> > implementation of Python rather than something about the language; the
> > language offers the is operator to check ids.
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