Python is DOOMED! Again!

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Tue Jan 27 07:36:43 CET 2015

Dan Sommers wrote:

> On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:11:45 +1100, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> random832 at wrote:
>>> (header files in the 1970s didn't even actually include function
>>> signature information) - which did not even participate in
>>> compilation at all.
>> If C compilers didn't use the header files, what were they for?
> The compiler did use the header files, but only for functions' return
> types and other non-function-signature things (like macros and type
> definitions).

I consider return type to be part of the function signature. The signature 
of a function is the parameters it accepts and the result it returns.


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