[Python-Dev] Making builtins more efficient

André Malo nd at perlig.de
Thu Mar 9 19:17:48 CET 2006

* Paul Moore wrote:

> If it *is* possible, I'd say it's worth implementing at least a
> warning sooner rather than later - the practice seems questionable at
> best, and any progress towards outlawing it would help in work on
> optimising builtins.


FWIW, this practice is very handy for unit tests. For example, I often 
shadow builtins like ``file`` for my tests with a mock placed from the 
outside into the global namespace.


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