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

Oren Tirosh oren-py-d@hishome.net
Fri, 15 Feb 2002 04:25:55 -0500

On Wed, Feb 13, 2002 at 05:11:57PM +0000, Gareth McCaughan wrote:
> One drawback of allowing an arbitrary list of transformations
> is that it might not be completely clear what order they're done in.
> I conjecture that most people will have the same intuition
> as I do about this, namely that the first-listed transformation
> is applied first. (It would be less obvious if the list came
> before the name of the definiendum instead of after.)

The modifier order [memoize, staticmethod] sounds more like the sentence 
"foo is a memoized staticmethod" - at least in English it does.  In French, 
Hebrew and several other languages it's the other way around, but Python 
is definitely English-oriented.

So, do adjectives come before or after the noun in Dutch? :-)