[Python-ideas] Keyword-only arguments?

Geoffrey Spear geoffspear at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 22:26:55 CEST 2015

On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 3:36 PM, Joseph Jevnik <joejev at gmail.com> wrote:

> > In retrospect I wish this had been backported to 2.7, because they're
> super useful for making better APIs, but that ship has sailed
> Why would this not be able to be ported now? It does not clash with any
> existing python 2 syntax so all current python 2 is still valid and has no
> behaviour change.
Python 2.7 is not getting new features (ssl changes notwithstanding), and
there will never be a Python 2.8. There's certainly no desire to add new
syntax so there would be code that will run in Python 2.7.11 only, and not
in earlier 2.7 releases.
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