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Author gvanrossum
Recipients gvanrossum, kj
Date 2020-12-10.17:58:29
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> class X(Generic[T, P]): ...
> 1. X[int, [int, bool]] raises TypeError because second arg isn't a type (this is easy to fix).

How would you fix it? By just allowing it? But then X.__args__ would be unhashable (see the other issue we're working on together).

> 2. X[int, ...] raises TypeError because for the same reason. One way to fix this is to automatically convert Ellipsis to EllipsisType just like how we already convert None to NoneType. Only problem now is that Callable[[...], int] doesn't raise TypeError. Should we just defer the problem of validating Callable to static type checkers instead?

I don't like using EllipsisType here, because this notation doesn't mean that we accept an ellipsis here -- it means (if I understand the PEP correctly) that we don't care about the paramspec.

> class Z(Generic[P]): ...
> 3. Z[[int, str, bool]] raises TypeError, same as 1.

Same comment.

> 4. Z[int, str, bool] raises TypeError, but for too many parameters (not enough TypeVars). This one troubles me the most, current TypeVar substitution checks for len(__args__) == len(__parameters__).

The code should check that __parameters__ is (P,) for some ParamSpec P, and then transform this internally as if it was written Z[[int, str, bool]] and then typecheck that.


How about an alternative implementation where as soon as we see that there's a ParamSpec in __parameters__ we just don't type-check at all, and accept anything? Leave it to the static type checker. Our goal here should be to support the syntax that PEP 612 describes so static type checkers can implement it, not to implement all the requirements described by the PEP at runtime.

I wonder what Pyre has in its stub files for ParamSpec -- maybe we can borrow that?
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