Feature request: String-inferred names

The Music Guy musicguy at alphaios.net
Thu Nov 26 06:59:02 CET 2009


P.S., my apologies for sending replies with different email addresses. This
is an unintentional technical issue and I am currently trying to get it
fixed.

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 11:45 PM, Brad <themusicguy123 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> --
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list
>
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