open vs. open

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Thu Nov 1 22:35:46 CET 2001


Armin Steinhoff wrote:

> I'm surely not the first one who was trapping into the
> '__builtin__.open vs. os.open' problem.

That what module names are for.

> Question: is it possible to rename the __builtin__.open call to
> __builtin__.fopen because it does really a fopen library call??
> 
> Or does it break something ??

It would break all existing code which uses it.

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