python for everyday tasks

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sat Nov 23 08:25:04 CET 2013


On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 5:28 PM, Dan Stromberg <drsalists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Teach that python has builtins, not keywords - IOW, you can redefine list or
> int, but you probably shouldn't.  pylint helps with this.

Well, Python has keywords, but uses builtins for many things that
other languages use keywords (or magic) for.

>>> None=1
SyntaxError: assignment to keyword
>>> list=[]
>>> del list

ChrisA



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