[Python-Dev] None as a keyword / class methods
Thu, 23 Mar 2000 12:18:29 -0500
> [The following passed the Ping test, so I'm posting it here]
> If None becomes a keyword, I would like to ask whether it could be used to
> signal that a method is a class method, as opposed to an instance method:
> class Ping:
> def __init__(self, arg):
> ...as usual...
> def method(self, arg):
> ...no change...
> def classMethod(None, arg):
> ...equivalent of C++ 'static'...
As a point of jargon, please lets call this thing a "static
method" (or an instance function, or something) rather than
a "class method".
The distinction between "class methods" and "static methods"
has been discussed at length in the types sig (over a year
ago). If this proposal goes forward and the name "class method"
is used, I'll have to argue strenuously, and I really don't want
to do that. :] So, if you can live with the term "static method",
you could save us alot of trouble by just saying "static method".
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