Author jackdied
Recipients Alexander.Belopolsky, Christophe Simonis, belopolsky, ironfroggy, jackdied, r.david.murray, rhettinger, ssadler
Date 2010-02-23.21:35:43
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We talked about it at sprints and the semantics are ambiguous and there are alternatives.

Ambiguous:
  def show_funcs(*args): print(args)
  class A():
    run = partial(1)
  ob = A()
  ob.run(2,3)
Should this print (self, 1, 2, 3) or (1, self, 2, 3)?  And what about
  partial(ob.run, 2)(3)

Alternatives: partial is a convenience function not an optimization (it doesn't offer a speedup.  So you can write a lambda or named function that has the exact semantics you want without suffering a speed penalty.

So unless there are a lot of good use cases with obvious behavior, we should refuse the temptation to guess and leave partial as-is.
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