Python is DOOMED! Again!

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 22 09:40:47 CET 2015


On 22/01/2015 08:24, Rick Johnson wrote:
>
> Yes, YES, *YES*!!!! That would be my first choice, or
> docstrings as a secondary. But to introduce new syntax
> into the method signatures is SUICIDE! What the hell is
> this man thinking?

I take it you mean these men Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org>, 
Jukka Lehtosalo <jukka.lehtosalo at iki.fi>, Łukasz Langa <lukasz at 
langa.pl> as they are the authors of PEP484?

>
> Agreed. I'm not against the idea, heck, i want to see Python
> improve just like anybody who loves this language, but the
> implementation just plain sucks! Please convince GvR to move
> this noisy syntax OUTSIDE of the signature! It's too noisy
> and its going to turn people off.
>

What implementation?  The PEP is quite clearly marked as draft.  The 
Re-enactment of the Battle of Pearl Harbour is currently ongoing over on 
python-ideas regarding exactly what should be implemented.  There is 
also nothing to stop you writing another PEP with an alternative 
proposal, although I suspect there is as much chance of that ever 
happening as there is of ever seeing RickedPython(3).

-- 
My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence




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