Shadowing builtins (was Re: a pyrex-inspired for-i-from-1-to-n...)

Jp Calderone exarkun at
Thu Apr 3 04:02:35 CEST 2003

On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 07:32:18PM -0500, Aahz wrote:
> In article <3E8B7D49.829034FF at>,
> Peter Hansen  <peter at> wrote:
> >
> >I hope Greg's comments about being able to disable this are on the
> >mark, because otherwise this would be a clear case of a desire for
> >(unnecessary, IMHO) optimization being given higher priority than
> >maintaining one of Python's strongest advantages.  Speed will *never*
> >be Python's strongest suit, but its dynamicism clearly is; let's not
> >bugger that up!
> Maybe I'm misunderstanding something, but I was under the impression
> that disabling the ability to munge another module's namespace was at
> least partly driven by the desire to enable secure code.

  I don't think this was a consideration.


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