Python is DOOMED! Again!

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
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>, 
Jukka Lehtosalo <jukka.lehtosalo at>, Łukasz Langa <lukasz at> 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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