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

Mark Russell marktrussell at btopenworld.com
Mon Apr 5 05:16:51 EDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 05:33, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I, too, wish that there were a way to make it work with current
> expectations.  The * prefix looks so arbitrary: why not /, why not @,
> etc...

What about:

	[as classmethod]
	def foo(bar, baz):

To me this is more obvious (and less like p*rl) that *[classmethod], and
it is also currently a syntax error so won't break existing code.

Mark Russell

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