[Python-Dev] Re: Static method and class method comments

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:29:32 -0700

>Kevin Smith wrote:
> I am very glad to see the new features of Python 2.2, but I do have a minor
> gripe about the implementation of static and class methods.  My issue stems
> from the fact that when glancing over Python code that uses static or class
> methods, you cannot tell that a method is a static or class method by looking
> at the point where it is defined.  
> ...

Agree strongly. This will also be a problem for documentation generation
tools, type extraction tools and class browsers. I believe it would be
easy to add a contextual keyword 

> class C:
>         def static foo(x, y):
>             print "classmethod", x, y

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