General question about Python design goals

Sebastien Douche sdouche at
Mon Nov 28 12:34:53 CET 2005

On 11/28/05, Christoph Zwerschke <cito at> wrote:
> Sometimes I find myself stumbling over Python issues which have to do
> with what I perceive as a lack of orthogonality.

I use this thread to asking on python conception : why python have so
many builtins ?
I cannot understand why we use a builtins for open a file. Is it a old
decision ? If anyone have a pointer of this or can explain me.


Sébastien Douche <sdouche at>

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