[Python-Dev] Re: PEP 318: Decorators last before colon

Greg Ewing greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Apr 4 21:23:53 EDT 2004

Ka-Ping Yee <python-dev at zesty.ca>:

> Putting the [decorator] on a separate line before the function
> changes the stakes entirely.  It sets aside real functional issues
> in favour of aesthetics.

Not only that, but I think the aesthetics of this version are *worse*
than anything that's been considered before.  It strikes me as deeply
wrong and un-Pythonic -- so much so that I can't understand why Guido
is even considering it.

Was he abducted by aliens the other night and given a personality
transplant or something? It's the only plausible explanation I can
think of.

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