Feature request: String-inferred names

Brad themusicguy123 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 26 06:45:45 CET 2009


On Nov 25, 10:49 pm, Chris Rebert <c... at rebertia.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 6:35 PM, The Music Guy
>
> <FearsomeDragon... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello all,
>
> > I just posted to my blog about a feature that I'd like to see added to
> > Python. Before I go through the trouble of learning how to write a PEP or
> > how to extend the Python interpreter, I want to know what people in the
> > community have to say about it.
>
> >http://alphaios.blogspot.com/2009/11/python-string-inferred-names-wor...
>
> > As far as I know, a feature like this does not appear in any existing PEPs.
> > (If it does I would appreciate it if someone could tell me what PEP it is.)
>
> > Please give and comments you may have, but I request that you be
> > constructive if you must criticize...thank you!
>
> Ugly, Perlish, and as you even admit, entirely unnecessary.
> And you'd need to wait at least a year anyway:http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-3003/
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
> --http://blog.rebertia.com

Like I said, lots of things in Python are "unnecessary," but that
doesn't make them "useless," and it certainly doesn't mean they
shouldn't exist. My proposed feature is not useless; I think it would
make a lot of code easier.

As for it being ugly...well, that's really a matter of opinion and
experience. How ugly it looks to you will be a product of how well you
think it can be used, and how well you use it yourself. When I first
looked at decorators, I thought they were not only ugly but confusing.
Now that I understand them, however, I hardly consider them "ugly,"
and see them as a shining example of Python's abilities. (By the way,
decorators are another example of a feature that is "entirely
unnecessary," but still very useful.)

As for the wait, that's to be expected. I'm willing to wait.



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