[Python-ideas] Boolean parameters guidelines

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon May 9 14:24:53 EDT 2016

Let's just all remember that open() is a huge antipattern. Having a return
type that depends on the value of an argument is terrible, and open() has
two flags smushed into a single string (binary mode and read/write/both).

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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