Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Hi there,
> I think we've had enough discussion to make a decision.

I'm a little worried that neither Stephan Richter, nor Jim Fulton have 
had much weight in on this. They seem like important stakeholders. :)

> Hopefully 
> everybody is at least reasonably happy with this:
> An "adapt()" method will be added to Interface. It takes the objects to 
> adapt as *args, and optional but explicit 'default' and 'name' aguments.


> A "utility()" method will be added to Interface. It takes optional but 
> explicit 'default' and 'name' arguments.


> On the adapter hook (__call__) we will deprecate the implicit second 
> argument for defaults, with a deprecation warning. Instead, we will 
> require people to write out 'default=' explicitly. Otherwise its 
> behavior remains unchanged. I think we can motivate this change purely 
> because IFoo(bar, baz) really is quite surprising compared to IFoo(bar, 
> default=baz).


> [steering group members, if you are really unhappy with this, please 
> speak up now. Silence is assent. :)]

I'd give them a week or so at least... this is deep stuff. ;)

> Hopefully we can move forward towards implementation.
> Thomas Lotze, are you happy enough with this to still help with the 
> implementation?
> Thanks everybody for your participation in the discussion!

Can we all get back to our lives now? :-)


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