[Python-ideas] Idea: Lazy ... statement
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Oct 15 01:53:25 CEST 2008
Jim Jewett wrote:
> Since this can be (awkwardly) done now, I don't think the problem is
> big enough for another keyword.
Yes, it can be done, but not without confounding static
analysis tools. That's the reason I'm suggesting a
An alternative would be to establish a convention for
expressing it that static tools could recognize, although
it's hard to think of something that wouldn't look
> def setdefault(self, k, lazy d=None): ...
> or even
> lazy def yikes(msg):
I'm calling hypergeneralization on these -- they would
be doing very different things from what I'm suggesting.
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