[Python-3000] pre-PEP: Default Argument Expressions

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Feb 15 02:14:35 CET 2007

Nobody has asked me yet, but I'm not going to support this PEP. it's
too big a departure from existing semantics. Next are we going to turn
class variables initialized with expressions into automatic instance
variable initializers implicitly executed in the __init__ code?
Newbies are just as likely to run into the aliasing problem there as
in the argument default case.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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