[Python-Dev] Re: method decorators (PEP 318)
casey at zope.com
Fri Mar 26 14:35:36 EST 2004
On Fri, 26 Mar 2004 11:19:14 -0800
Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> > > No, I want to reserve the leading dot for attribute assignment to
> > > a special object specified by a 'with' statement, e.g.
> > >
> > > with self:
> > > .foo = [1, 2, 3]
> > > .bar(4, .foo)
> > Have you been reading the Prothon docs? ;^)
> No, I've expressed this idea before, and they probably saw it. Plus,
> this is in VB so neither of us can claim to have invented it. :-)
> (And "with" was in Pascal 30+ years ago, without the leading dot.)
Pascal being my first compiled language I am well aware. As for VB, well
if it's good enough for VB, then hell.. ;^)
For some reason I thought there was a philosophical objection to 'with'
in Python. Must have been an urban myth I guess.
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