[Python-ideas] keyword arguments everywhere (stdlib) - issue8706

Cameron Simpson cs at zip.com.au
Sat Mar 3 22:40:11 CET 2012

On 03Mar2012 11:53, Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com> wrote:
| 03.03.12 00:46, Guido van Rossum написав(ла):
| > Alternative proposal: how about using '/' ? It's kind of the opposite
| > of '*' which means "keyword argument", and '/' is not a new character.
| How about using '**' (and left '/' for some purpose in the future)?

-1 from me; too much overlap with **kwargs keyword argument insertion in
calls. We'd have ** in calls for keyword arguments and ** in definitions
for not keyword arguments.
Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> DoD#743

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