[Python-Dev] decorate-sort-undecorate

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Oct 13 18:05:32 EDT 2003

>     Paul> I like it! But "decorator" isn't a good name - it describes how
>     Paul> it's being done, rather than what is being done. How about "key"?

> How about keyfunc? "keyfunc=str.lower" reads to me more like "generate sort
> keys using str.lower".  "key" doesn't suggest (to me, at least) its value
> should be a function.

But remember that a parameter name doesn't need to be documentation.
It just needs to be a memory-jogger.  I think key is fine.

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