python coding contest

Alex Martelli aleax at
Mon Dec 26 03:56:08 CET 2005

rbt <rbt at> wrote:

> Tim Hochberg wrote:
> > 
> > Is it necessary to keep the input parameter as 'input'? Reducing that to
> > a single character drops the length of a program by at least 8 
> > characters. Technically it changes the interface of the function, so
> > it's a little bogus, but doesn't check. (Personally I prefer
> > that if be illegal, but if it's legal I'll have to do it).
> isn't the word 'input' a special word anyway???

No, just the name of a builtin -- no problem overriding it.


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