[Python-Dev] removing nested tuple function parameters

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Mon Sep 19 07:26:02 CEST 2005

François Pinard wrote:

> The only practical reason to like this feature is sparing the need of
> finding an otherwise useless name for the formal argument.

If the argument represents a coherent enough concept
to be passed in as a tuple in the first place, it
should be possible to find a meaningful name for it.
Otherwise the elements should probably be passed in
as separate arguments.

> Yet, if I was given the choice between nested tuple function arguments,
> and faster argument processing, the latter would win instantly.

I believe that exactly the same bytecode results either
way, so there's no speed advantage or penalty.


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