open is not obsolete (was Re: understanding self

Ville Vainio ville at spammers.com
Thu Jul 8 02:18:42 CEST 2004


>>>>> "Jeff" == Jeff Shannon <jeff at ccvcorp.com> writes:

    Jeff> But wait -- open() is an obsolete built-in function for
    Jeff> opening a file.  Which should eye.blink() do -- open and
    Jeff> close the right eye, or

I'll just like to point out that open() is in no way obsolete, even if
it's aliased to "file". ItÃ's probably intop 5% of builtins in terms
of frequency in existing code, so deprecating it would deprecate
pretty much all the existing python code.

IÃ'm sure äll see "print" being deprecated before "open".

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