[Python-Dev] PEP 559 - built-in noop()

Koos Zevenhoven k7hoven at gmail.com
Sun Sep 10 17:29:11 EDT 2017

On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:

> On Sep 9, 2017, at 15:12, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> >
> > I can't tell whether this was meant seriously, but I don't think it's
> worth it. People can easily write their own dummy function and give it any
> damn semantics they want. Let's reject the PEP.
> Alrighty then!  (Yes, it was serious, but I claim post-sprint
> euphoria/delirium).
​Just for future reference, here's a slightly more serious comment:

I think the "pass" statement wasn't mentioned yet, but clearly noop() would
be duplication of functionality. So maybe the closest thing without
duplication would be to make "pass" an expression which evaluates to a
no-op function, but which the compiler could perhaps optimize away if it's
a statement by itself, or is a builtin.

-- Koos

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