from future import pass_function

Ethan Furman ethan at
Fri Jul 27 00:35:51 CEST 2012

John Ladasky wrote:
> I had very similar thoughts about eight months ago, and posted them here:
> I'm no computer science guru, but the idea that pass should be a function rather than a statement continues to appeal to me.  As you can see, I actually wrote just such a function so that I could use it as an argument in my code.

I would have called `no_op` or `nop` -- `pass` does just what it says: 
it passes and does zero work.  Your _pass does do work, just useless 
work.  Sometimes that's necessary, but I wouldn't call it `_pass`.


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