Author rhettinger
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Date 2008-03-30.21:01:12
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Weigh the cost/benefit carefully before pushing further.  I don't doubt 
the legitimacy of the use case, but do think it affects far fewer than 
one percent of Python programmers.  In contrast, introducing new 
command line options is a big deal and will cause its own issues 
(possibly needing its own buildbot runs to exercise the non-optimized 
version, having optimized code possibly have subtle differences from 
the code being traced/debugged/profiled, and more importantly the 
mental overhead of having to learn what it is, why it's there, and when 
to use it).

My feeling is that adding a new compiler option using a cannon to kill 
a mosquito.  If you decide to press the case for this one, it should go 
to python-dev since command line options affect everyone.

This little buglet has been around since Py2.3.  That we're only 
hearing about it now is a pretty good indicator that this is a very 
minor in the Python world and doesn't warrant a heavy-weight solution.

It would be *much* more useful to direct effort improving the mis-
reporting of the number of arguments given versus those required for 
instance methods:
   >>> a.f(1, 2)
   TypeError: f() takes exactly 1 argument (3 given)
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