Commonly-used names in the Python standard library

Marko Rauhamaa marko at pacujo.net
Thu Feb 20 11:22:29 CET 2014


Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>:

> In working on a proposal that might result in the creation of a new
> keyword,

I'm looking forward to the day when every application can add its own
keywords as is customary in Lisp.

> I needed to ascertain what names were used extensively in existing
> Python code

One advantage of Perl is that names and keywords are in separate
namespaces so introducing new keywords is easy.

Should Python have something like:

  from py35 import *

That way, you could choose between:

  unless x > 7:
      return

and:

  py35.unless x > 7:
      return

in case you have already made use of the name "unless" in your program.


Marko



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