How to get back an overridden python built-in function?


When I was exploring a solution for the StackOverflow problem, Python Use User Defined String Class, I came with this strange python behavior.

def overriden_print(x):
    print "Overriden in the past!"

from __future__ import print_function

print = overriden_print

print("Hello World!")


Overriden in the past!

Now, how can I get back the original print behavior in python interpreter?

Asked By: Buddhima Gamlath



Just delete the override:

del print

This deletes the name from the globals() dictionary, letting search fall back to the built-ins.

You can always refer directly to the built-in via the __builtin__ module as well:

import __builtin__

__builtin__.print('Printing with the original built-in')

In Python 3, the module has been renamed to builtins.

Answered By: Martijn Pieters
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