[Python-Dev] Vote No on 318
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Thu Apr 1 23:40:45 EST 2004
> > 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.
Sure, the current name happens to be a noun instead of "classmethodify",
but what it does is action oriented. So, the real issue is declarative
versus imperative. Both are great, but don't mix well.
> The fact that an action occurs at function definition time is an
> implementation detail.
It's a somewhat important detail.
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