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

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 12:29:37 -0600

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

    BAW> Why the square brackets though?

I believe Guido addressed this in his DevDay presentation.  The list
construct is to allow future extensions without requiring parser changes.