[Python-Dev] removing nested tuple function parameters

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Sep 20 05:07:06 CEST 2005

Terry Reedy wrote:
> I consider the current situation to be a consistency feature.  To a first 
> approximation, Python function calls 'pass' objects by name-binding:
> param_name_list = arg_object_list
> Disabling structure unpacking in this assignment would make the language 
> slightly more complex.

But it's a rather selective kind of consistency. To be
truly consistent in this sense, arbitrary lvalues would
have to be allowed in the parameter list.

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