Author georg.brandl
Recipients Arfrever, docs@python, ethan.furman, ezio.melotti, georg.brandl, r.david.murray, rhettinger, terry.reedy, tshepang, vy0123
Date 2014-11-05.07:13:18
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Missing keyword argument support is not the norm, it's the exception that is only due to implementation details in C code. Eventually, we'd like every C function to support keyword arguments.

Converting everything is tedious work, though, and still makes things slower (that may become less of an issue eventually with Clinic), so only select functions are converted.

Functions are good candidates for keyword argument support when they have parameters that are best passed as keywords, such as

    enumerate(x, start=5)

which makes it immediately clear what the second parameter does.
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