[Python-Dev] Unicode and Windows

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Fri, 24 Mar 2000 17:38:06 +0100

"Fred L. Drake, Jr." wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg writes:
>  > You have a point there... even though it breaks the notion
>  > of prepending all parameters with an '&' (ok, except the
>   I've never heard of this notion; I hope I didn't just miss it in the
> docs!

If you scan the parameters list in getargs.c you'll come to
this conclusion and thus my notion: I've been programming like
this for years now :-)

>   The O& also doesn't require a & in front of the name of the
> conversion function, you just pass the right value.  So there are at
> least two cases where you *typically* don't use a &.  (Other cases in
> the 1.5.2 API are probably just plain weird if they don't!)
>   Changing it to avoid the extra machinery is the Right Thing; you get
> to feel good today.  ;)

Ok, feeling good now ;-)

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