[Python-Dev] Re: Christmas Wishlist
fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Dec 14 17:05:48 EST 2003
> I. eval() to accept custom mapping arguments for globals and locals.
> This makes it possible to write a smart __getitem__ method for
> applications like spreadsheets or case-insensitive evaluation.
+0. if you can do it without affecting performance in the dictionary
case, that is. -1 if you can't.
> II. Timer.timeit to take an optional context argument.
> III. enumerate to take an optional argument:
+0 (it's not that hard or expensive to add an offset inside the loop)
> IV. list.sorted() to become just sorted(). All of the common use cases
> read better without the "list." prefix:
V. a join() builtin (join(x,s) becomes s.join(x)). All of the common sep.join()
use cases read better without the string literal prefix.
(I'll leave the rest for later)
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