[Python-ideas] A user story concerning things knowing their own names

Raymond Hettinger raymond.hettinger at gmail.com
Wed Mar 16 23:04:52 CET 2011

On Mar 16, 2011, at 1:49 PM, Terry Reedy wrote:

> If make_namedtuple were added to collections, then one could import *that* instead of 'namedtuple' itself.

Post a recipe somewhere.
My bet is that it will have a near zero adoption rate.

-1 on all of these random ideas to solve what is basically a non-problem.
The name of a named tuple, or a class, or a function, or a variable
typically is used many times, not just in the definition.  

If you make up a new factory function that uses inspect
magic to guess  user's intend target name, you will have
introduced unnecessary complexity and will likely
introduce unexpected behaviors and bugs.


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