When was extended call syntax introduced?

Jim Sizelove sizelji at insightbb.com
Wed Dec 22 00:06:12 CET 2004

Edward K. Ream wrote:
> Various documentation pages, e.g.
> http://www.python.org/doc/2.3.3/lib/non-essential-built-in-funcs.html
> state that the apply function has been deprecated since 2.3.
> Can anyone tell me when extended call syntax was actually introduced? 
> Neither googling nor brief checks of the 'What's new in Python' or the pep's 
> has turned up this information.  Thanks.
> Edward
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It looks like the extended call syntax was added in Python 2.0.  See 
"What's New in Python 2.0, 9.1 Minor Langage Changes" at 


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