[Python-Dev] Partial function application 'from the right'

Andrew Bennetts andrew-pythondev at puzzling.org
Fri Jan 30 00:38:36 CET 2009


Mike Klaas wrote:
> On 29-Jan-09, at 3:21 PM, Daniel Stutzbach wrote:
[...]
>> The meaning which numpy attributes to Ellipsis is also the meaning  
>> that mathematical notation has attached to Ellipsis for a very long  
>> time.
>
> And yet, python isn't confined to mathematical notation.  *, ** are both 
> overloaded for use in argument lists to no-one's peril, AFAICT.

With the crucial difference that * and ** are purely syntax, but Ellipsis is
an object.

-Andrew.



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