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

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Sun Mar 4 00:10:39 CET 2012

Georg Brandl wrote:
> On 03.03.2012 21:11, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> On 3/3/2012 12:54 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>>>  Anyway, I now think that adding a built-in @positional(N) decorator
>>>  makes the most sense since it doesn't require changes to the parser.
>>>  The built-in can be implemented efficiently. This should be an easy
>>>  patch for someone who wants to contribute some C code.
>> Would you then be okay with using that in documentation?
>> @positional(1)
>> ord(char)
>> Return the integer code for char
> I don't think that is a good idea.  We currently put argument default
> values in the function signatures in Python syntax, but only because
> that also makes sense from a documentation PoV.
> We also wouldn't write
>    @property
>    name(self)
> just because that's (one) way for creating properties from Python.
> Georg
> (I am -0 on @positional myself: IMO such a completely different way
> of declaring positional-only and keyword-only arguments lacks grace.)

Also -0 for the same reason.


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