[Python-Dev] [poll] New name for __builtins__
Chuck Mason (Visual Concepts)
cmason at vcentertainment.com
Sat Dec 1 00:09:10 CET 2007
Thing is that "universal" is an adjective and we tend to use nouns
(maybe not by intention) for our modules/objects:
Sys, os, builtins, etc, are all nouns: maybe +1 for __universe__ ? But
when you phrase it that way, it doesn't quite make sense.
Have we considered special syntax for universal py methods? *.open() ?
::open() (ew!, by the way) ?
I'm a huge fan of keeping things legible to people who don't know
python, but for some weird reason __universal__ makes me feel like I am
writing non-professional software.
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Behalf Of Nicko van Someren
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 2:17 PM
To: Isaac Morland
Cc: python-dev at python.org
Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] [poll] New name for __builtins__
On 29 Nov 2007, at 14:06, Isaac Morland wrote:
> I wonder how much you could sell the naming rights for? i.e. call it
> __[name of sponsor]__. Python's pretty popular, such advertising
> be worth something....
I'm sorry, but if you call it __Microsoft_Office_2007__ I shall never
write a program that uses what we now call __builtins__ ever again!
> PS: I actually do like __universal__.
+1 for __universal__
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