@PyNoobs: The Fundamental Five Built-in Functions, and Beyond!

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Wed Jul 27 04:22:00 CEST 2011

On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:01 am rantingrick wrote:

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>  The "Fundamental Five" built-in functions
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> There are quite a few helpful built in functions provided to the
> python programmer however in my mind five of them are the most
> important to Python noobs. The "fundamental five" i call them. I
> believe you should not do anything with Python until you are
> completely familier with these five because most of the bugs and mis-
> understanding a new user experiences can be solved by using these five
> functions.

Rick, this is excellent work. If you did more of this sort of thing and less
ranting, you would be far more respected and much less likely to be

You've just earned yourself a retroactive Get Out Of Kill-File card. Don't
make me regret it.


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