Python is DOOMED! Again!

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Tue Jan 27 18:26:07 CET 2015


On Tue, Jan 27, 2015, at 01:36, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> 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.

It's part of it, but not the whole of it, and early C compilers had no
information about the parameters except from the call site itself. You
could even call the same function multiple different ways (this was
later formalized with variadic functions).



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