from future import pass_function

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Fri Jul 27 06:21:56 CEST 2012

On 7/26/2012 4:48 PM, 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.

A do nothing statement is standard in statement based languages. It is 
not going away.

> can see, I actually wrote just such a function so that I could use it
> as an argument in my code.

For one time use: lambda:None

For multiple use: def none: pass  # same as return None in this context

A function needs a lot more meat than that to be added as a builtin.

Terry Jan Reedy

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