[Python-ideas] Keyword only argument on function call
brett at python.org
Thu Sep 6 15:57:21 EDT 2018
On Thu, 6 Sep 2018 at 09:51 Ethan Furman <ethan at stoneleaf.us> wrote:
> On 09/06/2018 07:05 AM, Anders Hovmöller wrote:
> > On Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 3:11:46 PM UTC+2, Steven D'Aprano
> >> On Thu, Sep 06, 2018 at 12:15:46PM +0200, Anders Hovmöller wrote:
> >>> Wouldn't it be awesome if [...]
> >> No.
> > Heh. I did expect the first mail to be uncivil :P
> Direct disagreement is not uncivil, just direct. You asked a yes/no
> question and got a yes/no answer. D'Aprano's
> comments further down are also not uncivil, just explicative (not
> expletive ;) ) of his position.
It also wouldn't have hurt to say "I don't think so" versus the hard "no"
as it means the same thing. You're right that blunt isn't necessarily
uncivil, but bluntness is also interpreted differently in various cultures
so it's something to avoid if possible.
> As for your proposal, I agree with D'Aprano -- this is a lot machinery to
> support a use-case that doesn't feel
> compelling to me, and I do tend to name my variables the same when I can.
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