[Python-ideas] Addition to operator module: starcaller
brenbarn at brenbarn.net
Sat Jul 30 01:57:14 EDT 2016
On 2016-07-29 19:59, Michael Selik wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:52 AM Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
> <mailto:greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>> wrote:
> Daniel Spitz wrote:
> > I'm
> > not sure and don't have a strong opinion about the original
> removal of
> > apply.
> I expect it was removed simply because the * and ** calling
> syntax makes it unecessary (before that was introduced,
> apply was the only way of getting that funcionality).
> If it's to be reintroduced, the operator module would seem
> to be the right place for it.
> If it goes in the operator module, then the name ``operator.starcall``
> seems better than ``starcaller``. I'd say ``operator.unpack`` would be
> better, except for the confusion between unpacking assignment and
> unpacking as arguments. I suppose ``operator.apply`` would be OK, too.
> Is there a better vocabulary word for unpack-as-args?
Why not just operator.call? I suppose actually operator.caller would
be more consistent with the existing attrgetter and methodcaller?
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no
path, and leave a trail."
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