alternate function call syntax (was: print - parameters ?)

Ville Vainio ville at
Wed Oct 6 11:25:54 CEST 2004

>>>>> "Helmut" == Helmut Jarausch <jarausch at> writes:

    Helmut> Is there any chance that Python 3000 would allow an
    Helmut> alternate function call in addition to the standard
    Helmut> function call

    Helmut> I'd suggest something along the lines of a TeX macro
    Helmut> definition, e.g.

    Helmut> def integrate(x,y,z) accepts function 'from' float 'to' float

    Helmut> this must then be called as

    Helmut> from math import sin
    Helmut> ....
    Helmut> integrate sin from 0.0 to 3.14

I'd venture to guess that there is no chance of that happening in
Python 3000.

"There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it."

Ville Vainio

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