Author martin.panter
Recipients ashkop, brett.cannon, docs@python, martin.panter, python-dev, r.david.murray, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2015-03-20.23:30:39
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I object to dropping the brackets from the function signatures. Now it gives the impression that the functions accept keyword arguments:

ioctl(fd, request, arg=0, mutate_flag=True)

but:

>>> ioctl(0, 0, bytearray(), mutate_flag=False)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: ioctl() takes no keyword arguments

There is already a little bit of precedent for this, e.g. the built-in eval() function, but I would prefer using square brackets, or some other non-Python syntax indicator.
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