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

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Apr 5 12:00:56 EDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 11:50, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> Mark Russell wrote:
> > 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.
> I agree, it's nice.  You could even use this syntax at the interactive 
> prompt.  The "is" keyword is another choice, too.

Since that is illegal syntax today, it would alleviate my primary
concern with decorator-before-def syntax.  And the 'as' keyword does
help tie it to the following def.


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