[Python-ideas] Syntax for curried functions

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Mar 4 00:06:50 CET 2009

On Mon, Mar 02, 2009, Weeble wrote:
> On Mar 2, 11:05?pm, Adam Atlas <a... at atlas.st> wrote:
>> I once proposed (as far as I can tell) the exact same thing. Here's ?
>> the discussion that took place --http://markmail.org/message/aa22tnx2vog3rnin
>> I still like the idea, but it doesn't appear to be very popular.
> Thank you, at least I feel a little less foolish now. I did try to
> search for such a proposal, but it's hard to know what search terms to
> use. To be honest I don't think it's generally useful enough to merit
> a change to the language, but somehow the idea floated into my head
> and it just seemed so *neat* that I had to tell somebody. It may be
> that it just appeals to my sense of aesthetics.

Don't worry too much about it -- part of the point of python-ideas is to
provide an appropriate forum for trial ballons like this.  It's only
foolish when you haven't done your homework, especially for issues that
have previously been brought up ad nauseum.  It's also a good idea to
keep in mind that even when people response with "ewww, yuck!" they're
attacking your idea, not you (yes, I know how difficult that can be ;-).
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