[Python-Dev] accumulator display syntax

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Oct 22 22:12:09 EDT 2003

At 02:49 PM 10/23/03 +1300, Greg Ewing wrote:
>This would allow the current delayed-evaluation semantics
>to be kept as the default, while eliminating any need
>for using the default-argument hack when you don't
>want delayed evaluation.

Does anybody actually have a use case for delayed evaluation?  Why would 
you ever *want* it to be that way?  (Apart from the BDFL's desire to have 
the behavior resemble function behavior.)

And, if there's no use case for delayed evaluation, why make people jump 
through hoops to get the immediate binding?

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