__builtin__ quote

Steven Woody narkewoody at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 09:47:57 CET 2009


On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 4:42 PM, James Stroud <jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu> wrote:
> Steven Woody wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am a new leaner and I get a question:  abs() is a member of
>> __builtin__ module, but why should I use abs() rather than
>> __builtin__.abs() ? Thanks.
>
> It saves typing.
>
> This might help your understanding:
>
> py> import __builtin__
> py> __builtin__.abs is abs
>    True
>

Does that mean someone did 'import * from __builtin__'  when python startup?



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