Is someone willing to join me fighting for class methods (I mean 'real' class-methods in the Smalltalk style here, _not_ static methods like in Java or C++).
I will fight class methods to the death. :-)
Seriously, I think you'll find an ally in Jim Fulton,
So there _is_ some hope.
who basically told me (since he's sort of my boss :-) to get on with this work.
This must be the reason that ExtensionClass provides them: You can implement them in C, and override them in python subclasses.