On 12/09/20 12:21 pm, Guido van Rossum wrote:
I had heard of this concept in another language (C++? Smalltalk?)
Probably C++ or Java. Smalltalk doesn't have static methods, only a form of class method.
IMO, static methods are a kludge only needed in languages that make classes do double duty as modules, and also can't have class methods because classes aren't first-class objects. I've never felt the need for one in Python.