[Python-ideas] English builtins for Python

Steve Howell showell30 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 20 03:35:13 CEST 2007


I somewhat tongue-in-cheekly propose to make the first
seven most common English words all integral part of
the Python language (three already are):

source: http://www.world-english.org/english500.htm

1 the:
    Singletons:

    the class Logger:
        # ...

2 of
    inheritance:

    class Square of Shape::
        # pass

3 to
    printing:

    print('hello world') to sys.stdout

4 and
    already a keyword

5 a
    introspection:

    if object is a dict:
        # ...

6 in
    already a keyword

7 is
    already a keyword

Then it gets tougher:

   8 it
   9 you
  10 that

Top 500 words that are already
keywords/builtins/conventions in Python:

  27 or
  49 each
  55 if
 189 try
 198 self
 251 open
 254 next
 
Top 500 words that are already keywords in some
languages:

  25 this
  52 do
  68 long

Top 500 words that should NEVER be keywords:

 78 could
 81 did
180 men
252 seem
435 oh

Words that seem like they'd be part of a programming
language, but maybe a bad idea:

  74 has
  82 my
 120 every
 148 too




       
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