[Python-Dev] Aside: apply syntax

Jack Jansen jack at oratrix.nl
Fri Jun 11 17:55:36 CEST 1999

> > 
> > class SubFoo(Foo):
> >   def __init__(self, *args, **kw):
> >     Foo(self, *args, **kw)
> >     ...

> I like the idea, but it would mean a major reworking of the grammar
> and the parser.  Can I persuade you to keep this on ice until 2.0?

What exactly would the semantics be? While I hate the apply() loops you have 
to jump through nowadays to get this behaviour I don't funny understand how 
this would work in general (as opposed to in this case). For instance, would
    Foo(self, 12, *args, **kw)
be allowed? And
    Foo(self, *args, x=12, **kw)
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