[Python-ideas] Keyword only argument on function call

Anders Hovmöller boxed at killingar.net
Thu Sep 6 22:41:54 EDT 2018

On Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:51:12 PM UTC+2, Ethan Furman 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 
> wrote:
> >> 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.  

It's a rhetorical question in a PR sense, not an actual yes/no question. 

> D'Aprano's 
> comments further down are also not uncivil, just explicative (not 
> expletive ;) ) of his position.
> 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.

It's not a lot of machinery. It's super tiny. Look at my implementation.

Generally these arguments against sound like the arguments against 
f-strings to me. I personally think f-strings are the one of the best 
things to happen to python in at least a decade, I don't know if people on 
this list agree?
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