[Python-3000] Draft pre-PEP: function annotations

Collin Winter collinw at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 23:03:56 CEST 2006

On 8/14/06, Paul Prescod <paul at prescod.net> wrote:
> There are three issues: first, we need to RESERVE the types for
> standardization by Guido and crew.

You're just pushing the decision off to someone else. Regardless of
who makes it, decisions involving the built-in types are going to make
some group unhappy. This list saw several discussions related to
standard interpretations for the built-in types back in May and June;
here's a selection for you to catch up on:


One particularly divisive issue is whether tuples should be treated as
fixed- or arbitrary-length containers. Concretely, does
"tuple(Number)" match only 1-tuples with a single Number element, or
does it match all tuples that have only Number elements?

Regardless of which you pick, somebody's going to be pissed.

> Second, we can decide to do the standardization at any point.

Um, "at any point"? You mean it's conceivable that this
standardisation could come *after* Python ships with function

Collin Winter

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