[Python-Dev] importance of dir

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Wed Sep 11 17:17:37 CEST 2013

>> Note:  Because dir() is supplied primarily as a convenience for
>>  use at an interactive prompt [...]

This was always my interpretation of its intent. In fact, I use a
customized dir() for my own needs which would probably break inspect
(elides _-prefixed functions by default, notes modules or packages
within other packages which haven't been imported yet). I never
realized that module used it.


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