__builtin__ quote

James Stroud jstroud at mbi.ucla.edu
Tue Jan 6 09:42:53 CET 2009

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


James Stroud
UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics
Box 951570
Los Angeles, CA  90095


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