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

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Mon Apr 5 06:38:41 EDT 2004

Mark Russell <marktrussell at btopenworld.com> writes:

> 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):
> 	    pass
> 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.

Not bad.  Also tolerable:

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

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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