default value in __init__

Chris Rebert clp at rebertia.com
Fri Oct 10 19:24:53 CEST 2008


On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 4:36 AM,  <bearophileHUGS at lycos.com> wrote:
> Bruno Desthuilliers:
>> You mean : "to people that don't bother reading the FineManual *nor*
>> searching the newsgroup / ML archives ?"
>
> Are there ways to change how Python3 manages arguments and functions,
> to remove this antifeature of Python, avoiding this common mistake
> done by every newbie?
> I don't care if it reduces the performance of Python a little.

The general idea been discussed ad-nauseum on the list several times
before, including just 2 months ago. See e.g.:

[Python-3000] default argument surprises
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-3000/2008-August/014658.html

[Python-ideas] proto-PEP: Fixing Non-constant Default Arguments
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas/2007-January/000121.html

[Python-3000] pre-PEP: Default Argument Expressions
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-3000/2007-February/005704.html

Cheers,
Chris
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