Guido's new method definition idea

Rhodri James rhodri at
Sun Dec 7 02:08:13 CET 2008

On Sat, 06 Dec 2008 21:51:51 -0000, Daniel Fetchinson  
<fetchinson at> wrote:

> Did you read the blog post? The advantage is having a less confusing
> situation for newbies (confusing the number of arguments to a method
> call).

Experience suggests that newbies don't find this confusing, or at
least not more than momentarily.

I'm -0 on this at the moment.  Maybe -0.5.  I don't really like the
potential for hideousness like

   def spam.alot(isa, silly, place):
     return silly + spam

that's implied by making this a general feature of methods.

Rhodri James *-* Wildebeeste Herder to the Masses

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