[Python-ideas] Deprecate the round builtin

Oleg Broytman phd at phdru.name
Wed Sep 26 23:21:27 CEST 2012

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 04:15:52PM -0500, Mark Adam <dreamingforward at gmail.com> wrote:
> On second thought, the idea of "namespaces" within the interpreter
> (like Tim Peters was suggesting I think in the doctest module) could
> put some order to built-ins and globals within the interpreter.
> round(), hex() and others could be in the namespace "Numbers" (Named
> by their associated type), similarly for the other type-specific
> builtins.
> Create a keyword "expose" to dump a particular namespace into the
> global scope when you don't want to type "Numbers.round(f)".

   What is the difference between such namespaces and modules (which
*are* namespaces)?

     Oleg Broytman            http://phdru.name/            phd at phdru.name
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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