[Python-Dev] Re: Guido's Magic Code was: inline sort option

Moore, Paul Paul.Moore at atosorigin.com
Thu Oct 30 09:27:09 EST 2003

From: Alex Martelli [mailto:aleaxit at yahoo.com]
> On Thursday 30 October 2003 02:01 pm, Michael Chermside wrote:
>> And that's exactly why I would be wary of it. One of the GREAT SIMPLICITIES
>> of Python is that all calls are "the same". Calling a function works
> A new descriptortype wouldn't change the ``all the same'' idea at
> the level at which descriptortypes such as staticmethod and classmethod
> haven't changed it.

Excuse me, did I miss something? Guido's code was entirely user-level Python,
so is available for anyone who wants to use it right now, surely? And if you
want it in a C extension, I guess you code a C version for your own use.

Why bother arguing over whether it's "right" or "wrong"?


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