[Python-ideas] [off topic] Allow function to return multiple values

Chris Barker chris.barker at noaa.gov
Thu Jul 6 12:54:41 EDT 2017

On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 12:48 PM, Case Van Horsen <casevh at gmail.com> wrote:

> [veering off-topic]
> I've implemented mutable integers as part of the gmpy2 library. The
> eXperimental MPZ (xmpz) type breaks many of the normal rules.

looks like you've added a lot more than mutability :-)

> I'm not sure how useful it really is

Exactly -- when this comes up, I tend to think "I should make a mutable
integer and put it on PyPi" -- but then I realize that the use case at hand
is better handled another way. I have yet to encounter a use case where is
seems like the best way to handle it. IT's mostly people trying to write C#
(or another language) in Python :-)

But a good exercise in writing code to emulate types in python....



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