[Python-ideas] Infix application of binary functions

Mathias Panzenböck grosser.meister.morti at gmx.net
Thu Jul 22 01:33:38 CEST 2010

Then what about:
	obj $isinstance Iterable
	obj $isinstance$ Iterable
	obj *isinstance Iterable
	obj isinstance? Iterable

These don't use the backtick charackter (wich on some setups even is a unicode char not from 7bit 


On 07/22/2010 01:17 AM, Chris Rebert wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 3:37 PM, Dag Odenhall<dag.odenhall at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> It could help readability if binary (arity of 2) functions could be
>> applied infix with some syntax. For example, borrowing from Haskell, the
>> backtick could be reintroduced for this purpose.
>> Good examples for this are isinstance and hasattr:
>>     if some_object `isinstance` Iterable:
>>         ...
>>     elif some_object `hasattr` '__iter__':
> Already proposed (by me) and rejected by the BDFL:
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas/2007-January/000054.html
> Cheers,
> Chris

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