[Python-Dev] PEP 318: Let's not give in to FUD

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Fri Apr 2 11:59:47 EST 2004

Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> writes:
 > At least with decorator-before-colon trying to run the code in older
 > interpreters will barf loudly.

On Friday 02 April 2004 11:34 am, Michael Hudson wrote:
 > I think this is a good point that hadn't occurred to me: silent
 > failures suck.

There's also the little matter that using syntax only, without new keywords, 
allows us to avoid __future__ imports and all the implementation cruft that 

Decorator-before-colon wins out big time for me.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
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