Safe to import __builtin__ ?

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at
Wed Jun 3 14:57:29 EDT 2009

mrstevegross <mrstevegross <at>> writes:

> Is it generally safe to explicitly import __builtin__ in python? That
> is, my code reads like this:
> It seems like it should be a safe import, but I just want to make
> sure.

Yes, that's fine. I'm not sure why you don't just use type(), though.

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