[Python-Dev] functools.compose to chain functions together

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Aug 16 19:39:19 CEST 2009

Raymond Hettinger <python <at> rcn.com> writes:
> IMO, its only virtue is that people coming from functional languages
> are used to having compose.  Otherwise, it's a YAGNI.

Then I wonder how partial() ended up in the stdlib. It seems hardly more
useful than compose().
Either we decide it is useful to have a set of basic "functional" tools
in the stdlib, and both partial() and compose() have their place there,
or we decide functools has no place in the stdlib at all. Providing a
half-assed module is probably frustrating to its potential users.

(not being particularly attached to functional tools, I still think
compose() has its value, and Jason did a good job of presenting
potential use cases)



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