This PEP  introduces a simple and intuitive way to annotate methods and classmethods that return an instance of their class. Such methods and classmethods occur quite frequently, but the existing way to annotate them correctly is quite arcane and error-prone. The PEP introduces a special type `Self` to represent the type of the `self` parameter, similar to the `this` type in TypeScript and the `Self` type in Rust. We have implementations for mypy and pyright. The PEP does not affect CPython directly except for the addition of one special form (Self) to typing.py .
Since we have reached consensus on the PEP in typing-sig , we wanted to get your comments and suggestions before submitting to the Steering Council.
Thanks, Pradeep Kumar Srinivasan James Hilton-Balfe
: https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0673/ : Adding `Self` to typing_extensions.py: https://github.com/python/typing/pull/933 : See the comments from typing-sig members on the Google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ujuSMXDmSIOJpiZyV7mvBEC8P-y55AgSzXcvhrZc...