[Python-Dev] syntactic sugar idea for {static,class}methods

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 13:12:45 -0500

>>>>> "MH" == Michael Hudson <mwh@python.net> writes:

    MH> Some time ago, Gareth McCaughan suggested a syntax for
    MH> staticmethods.  You'd write

    MH> class C(object):
    |     def static(arg) [staticmethod]:
    |         return 1 + arg

    | C.static(2)
    |    => 3

Very interesting!  Why the square brackets though?  Is that just for
visual offset or is there a grammar constraint that requires them?
I'd leave them out of the picture, unless you mean to imply that a
list is acceptable in that position <wink>.

salt-and-pep-per-ly y'rs,