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

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Fri Apr 2 15:48:07 EST 2004

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

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


Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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