Re: keyword-arguments (was Re: Lambdas (was Re: [RFC] Draft Proposal for New Python Syntax))

Bill Janssen (
Fri, 27 May 1994 17:48:19 PDT

Excerpts from ext.python: 27-May-94 keyword-arguments (was Re: .. Donald (1773)

> I would rather say

> frobnicate(f, b, z = my_z)

> and not have to worry about the defaults. A feature like this would
> make it practical to write and use functions that have a many default
> parameter values.

Yes, this seems more like a "keyword" argument. The other form should
be called "optional" or "defaulted".