type function does not subtype

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) me at privacy.net
Wed Mar 26 00:15:45 CET 2003


Lenard Lindstrom wrote:
> In a class definition '__metaclass__ = something' is an actual assignment
> statement.

Guido is on record as saying that's just a detail of
the current implementation.

But I've had a better idea:

   def f(arg, ..., __functionclass__ = myfunkyfunc):
     ...

Now it's a real assignment (of a default argument value),
and it's outside the function's local scope, and it's
restricted to that function!

Happy now? :-)

-- 
Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand
http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/~greg





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