[Python-Dev] pipe syntax for sequential data

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Apr 13 17:26:40 EDT 2004

Maxim Krikun wrote:
> I don't know if this idea was already explored before; hope this can
> be useful. For details and sample code please see link above.

As you can see from the responses you got so far, readership of
python-dev is uncertain what to do with your message, which
primarily originates from the fact that you did not indicate
what you expect readership to do.

If you merely want to educate people to use your recipe,
python-dev might be the wrong forum: readers of that list
will quickly grasp your interesting approach, but may
then chose to ignore it. It may be more educating to people
who were unaware of __ror__ before; you would reach a
greater audience on news:comp.lang.python.

If you also want to release this technique as an actual
library, you should find some packaging, and announce
it to news:comp.lang.python.announce.

If you then also want this library to be included as a
part of the standard Python distribution, you should write
a PEP. You will probably find that people would complain
about the ad-hoc list of filter objects you provide, their
ad-hoc naming, and the relative youth of the entire project.

I personally find the approach entertaining, but likely
will never use it in a real project, because it is too
cute for my taste.


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