[Python-Dev] any support for a methodcaller HOF?

Alex Martelli aleaxit at gmail.com
Fri Feb 3 16:00:26 CET 2006

On Feb 3, 2006, at 6:47 AM, Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> use itemgetter and friends but the "correct" way of doing a  
> defferred "x[1]"
> *should* let you write "x[1]" in the code. This is my main  
> opposition to
> partial/itemgetter/attrgetter/methodcaller: they allow deferred  
> execution
> using a syntax which is not equivalent to that of immediate execution.

I understand your worry re the syntax issue.  So what about Michael  
Hudson's "placeholder class" idea, where X[1] returns the callable  
that will do x[1] when called, etc?  Looks elegant to me...


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