any plans to make pprint() a builtin?

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Sun May 14 16:39:14 CEST 2006


Tim Golden wrote:
> Duncan Booth wrote:
>> Personally I'd just like to see 'python' a builtin shorthand for
>> importing a name you aren't going to use much
>>  e.g.
>>
>>     python.pprint.pprint(x)
> 
> I think that's what the py.lib people have done with
> their py.std module:
> 
> http://codespeak.net/py/current/doc/misc.html#the-py-std-hook
> 
> (At least, it looks like it; I've never used it myself).
> 
Yes, I know it is easy enough to implement. I'm just suggesting that it 
might be useful as a builtin. After all, if I have to import something to 
use it I'd mostly just do the imports I needed instead.



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