[Python-Dev] Re: other uses for "as" [was Re: new syntax for wrapping(PEP 318)]

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Feb 26 20:10:37 EST 2004

On Feb 26, 2004, at 7:59 PM, Mike Rovner wrote:

> Bob Ippolito wrote:
>> def myfunc(x, y) [accepts(int, int), returns(int)]:
>>      pass
>> Nothing stops you from (ab)using this syntax to do it.. but you may
>> need to specify kwarg names twice if you want to skip some, and you
>> would probably have a hard time deciding how to spell adaptation of
>> *args or **kwargs :)
> Why? Inventing obcure syntax is an easy part:
> def myfunc(*x, **y) [accepts([int], {string:int}), returns(int)]: pass
> Hard part is keep it simple and useful. ;)

I meant getting the 'collective' to decide ..  If you check your mail 
in a few minutes, I'm sure someone will counter the usefulness of this 
syntax and suggest a different way :)


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