Pre-PEP: Dynamically evaluating default function arguments

Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy) tdelaney at
Wed Jan 7 23:55:22 CET 2004

> From: Gerrit Holl
> Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy) wrote:
> > IMO it's not a waste of time for this PEP to be written. 
> Unfortunately, not many people are willing to formally 
> document something that they would like to see when the 
> guaranteed result is that it will be rejected.
> PEP 313?

PEP 313 is not an (overly) serious proposal.

My point was that Daniel obviously wants this change. However, it would be highly unlikely for Daniel to write up a PEP that contained enough detail for it to be useful for us to point to in the future with the knowledge (not just expectation) that it will be rejected.

OTOH, there's no real motivation for me to write a PEP either, because I'm happy with the status quo.

Tim Delaney

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