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Title: FAQ says positional arguments aren't a thing
Type: behavior Stage: patch review
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.9, Python 3.8
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Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: terry.reedy Nosy List: SoniEx2, docs@python, pablogsal, terry.reedy
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2019-07-01 00:09 by SoniEx2, last changed 2019-07-06 22:25 by terry.reedy.

Pull Requests
URL Status Linked Edit
PR 14627 merged terry.reedy, 2019-07-06 21:53
PR 14628 merged miss-islington, 2019-07-06 22:13
Messages (6)
msg346947 - (view) Author: (SoniEx2) Date: 2019-07-01 00:09
https://docs.python.org/3.8/faq/programming.html#what-does-the-slash-in-the-parameter-list-of-a-function-mean

"Note that as of this writing this is only documentational and no valid syntax in Python, although there is PEP 570, which proposes a syntax for position-only parameters in Python."

From what I understand, they are now a thing. Perhaps it's time to take that out?
msg347060 - (view) Author: Pablo Galindo Salgado (pablogsal) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-07-01 18:37
Hi,

Would you like to do a PR updating it?
msg347079 - (view) Author: (SoniEx2) Date: 2019-07-01 22:37
no thanks, I don't like signing CLAs.
msg347445 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-07-06 21:42
I will remove the sentence.
msg347449 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-07-06 22:13
New changeset 6f2a8c08573c71b78d2f6e2bfaf31641a0cd092b by Terry Jan Reedy in branch 'master':
bpo-37456: Slash ('/') is now part of syntax. (GH-14627)
https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/6f2a8c08573c71b78d2f6e2bfaf31641a0cd092b
msg347451 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-07-06 22:25
New changeset 90631f9bc5f78ec6cdc2096d5c5ae26e41e5f150 by Terry Jan Reedy (Miss Islington (bot)) in branch '3.8':
bpo-37456: Slash ('/') is now part of syntax. (GH-14627) (GH-14628)
https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/90631f9bc5f78ec6cdc2096d5c5ae26e41e5f150
History
Date User Action Args
2019-07-06 22:25:50terry.reedysetmessages: + msg347451
2019-07-06 22:13:14miss-islingtonsetpull_requests: + pull_request14442
2019-07-06 22:13:06terry.reedysetmessages: + msg347449
2019-07-06 21:53:44terry.reedysetkeywords: + patch
stage: commit review -> patch review
pull_requests: + pull_request14441
2019-07-06 21:42:36terry.reedysetassignee: docs@python -> terry.reedy
type: behavior
versions: + Python 3.9
nosy: + terry.reedy

messages: + msg347445
stage: commit review
2019-07-01 22:37:22SoniEx2setmessages: + msg347079
2019-07-01 18:37:15pablogsalsetmessages: + msg347060
2019-07-01 02:51:49xtreaksetnosy: + pablogsal
2019-07-01 00:09:37SoniEx2create