new python syntax: concatenation of functions

Oren Tirosh oren-py-l at
Thu Mar 11 16:13:06 CET 2004

On Thu, Mar 11, 2004 at 12:38:49PM +0100, Uwe Mayer wrote:
> Hi,
> I know the python community is not very receptive towards extending the
> python syntax. Nevertheless I'd like to make a suggestion and hear your pro
> and cons.
> I want so suggest a concatenation operator like in mathematics: ??
> such that: 
>     a(b(c(d))) <=> a??b??c(d)
> Now, why do you think such an extension would be completely useless? ;)

Composition of regular functions is not too useful in daily programming 
tasks but concatenation of stream processes is quite useful. That is 
what makes pipes in shell programming so effective. 


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