[IPython-dev] open() function?

AK andrei.avk@gmail....
Tue Aug 17 19:26:24 CDT 2010


On 08/17/2010 08:18 PM, Fernando Perez wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 8:38 AM, AK<andrei.avk@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi, why is open() function used in ipython is imported from posix module
>> instead of the built-in open()? (Ubuntu 10.04)?
>
> Why do you say that?  This is what I see running the IPython in 10.04:
>
> (python-bare)amirbar[virtualenv]>  /usr/bin/ipython
> Python 2.6.5 (r265:79063, Apr 16 2010, 13:09:56)
> Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>
> IPython 0.10 -- An enhanced Interactive Python.
> ?         ->  Introduction and overview of IPython's features.
> %quickref ->  Quick reference.
> help      ->  Python's own help system.
> object?   ->  Details about 'object'. ?object also works, ?? prints more.
>
> In [1]: open?
> Type:		builtin_function_or_method
> Base Class:	<type 'builtin_function_or_method'>
> Namespace:	Python builtin
> Docstring:
>      open(name[, mode[, buffering]]) ->  file object
>
>      Open a file using the file() type, returns a file object.  This is the
>      preferred way to open a file.
>
>
> I don't find any direct posix imports in the source either:
>
> amirbar[IPython]>  grin posix
> amirbar[IPython]>
>
> Cheers
>
> f
>

Ahh, sorry - I get it, I added import_all("os string re") to
ipy_user_conf.py and posix module methods are available in os
module. Mystery solved...

thanks, -andrei



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