[Python-ideas] Deprecate the round builtin

Mark Adam dreamingforward at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 23:30:33 CEST 2012

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 4:21 PM, Oleg Broytman <phd at phdru.name> wrote:
> 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)?

Modules reside on file and are changeable, Namespaces solely in
memory, defined by the Interpreter itself.


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