[Python-Dev] Vote No on 318

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Apr 1 22:13:59 EST 2004

Raymond Hettinger <python at rcn.com>:

> A failing common to all of the proposals is that they turn action
> words (like classmethod) into adjectives with implicit actions.

Action words? I would have said "classmethod" is a noun, and as such
it's a perfectly good name for a decorator.

The fact that an action occurs at function definition time is an
implementation detail.

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