Author rhettinger
Recipients Arfrever, Ramchandra Apte, brian.curtin, eric.snow, ezio.melotti, gregory.p.smith, gruszczy, meatballhat, rhettinger
Date 2012-02-28.05:16:05
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range() has been around 20+ years and there has been zero need for keyword arguments for it.

FWIW, the maxsplit keyword argument was a case where a keyword argument added clarity, and there may be a handful of other cases that are also warranted.  Greg Smith's idea for "start" for str.find() may be one of those.   

People are welcome to propose individual suggestions in separate tracker items; however, if someone wants a wholesale set of changes to core builtins, then they should discuss it on python-ideas.  It would also be worthwhile for someone to benchmark the performance cost of switching from "METH_O" to "METH_VARARGS | METH_KEYWORDS".
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