Kevin Mills writes:
While confusion with optional arguments is somewhat unfortunate, the name came from an already established convention. A lot of languages have exactly the same concept, varying between names like Optional, Option, and Maybe. I don't think coming up with a Python-specific name for the same thing is necessarily better.
This seems likely to be more or less moot. If you're interested, see Guido's (!!) new PEP 695 (pretty sure that's the number, need to go to meeting that is starting, sorry).
Of course, it's immaterial now that the union syntax is preferred. _______________________________________________ Python-ideas mailing list -- firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe send an email to email@example.com https://mail.python.org/mailman3/lists/python-ideas.python.org/ Message archived at https://firstname.lastname@example.org/message/4IAHIQ... Code of Conduct: http://python.org/psf/codeofconduct/