[Python-Dev] Adding any() and all()

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Mar 11 17:48:58 CET 2005

On Fri, 2005-03-11 at 06:43, Peter Astrand wrote:

> Even though you can use them as variables (and shadow the builtins), you
> will still get warnings from "pychecker". The code will also be harder to
> read: When you see "all" in the middle of some code, you don't know if
> it's referring to the builtin or a variable.

> Personally, I think Python has too many builtins already.

I agree.  Personally, I'd rather see 'all' called 'every' (I'm less sure
about 'any' being called 'some'), and I'd rather see these put in some
module other than builtin.


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