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

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 14:11:15 -0500

>     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.

It was only one of the many grammar options I proposed, semi-jokingly.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)