[Python-Dev] Py3k: Except clause syntax

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Mar 23 03:21:59 CET 2006

Tristan Seligmann wrote:
> Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> [2006-03-21 13:20:53 +1200]:
> > Gareth McCaughan wrote:
> > >
> > >    def f((x0,y0) as p0, (x1,y1) as p1):

> For maximal utility, this would affect the calling signature of the
> function, too: it would now have keyword arguments named p0 and p1.

I still think it hurts readability of the header
too much to be worth the benefit. To me it would
seem much clearer all round to write

   def f(p0, p1):
     x0, y0 = p0
     x1, y1 = p1

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